Art From My Innocence
2013.03.19 By Nhan Tran DinhMy name is Nhan Tran Dinh. I was born in 1975. And I am a freelance artist who graduated from the University of Fine Arts. During my childhood, art was my most favorite subject and I always dreamed I would later become an artist.
A Thai Artist by Heart
2012.07.05 ByMany things in my life seem to have prepared me for this moment. While I became an artist and start painting fairly recently, the ability to express myself through my art now seems like a greater calling.
2012.04.26 By ApsiEmil is one Asian artist whose works cannot be easily ignored. He is leaving for United States to further his art career. Yet before such time comes he has thought twice of migrating when, somehow, he can feel in his heart that life of art, happiness, and total fulfillment can be achieved in his native land.
2012.03.22 By Gwen HeratAn Impressionist; a Romantic; a stroker of cubism; a believer in classicism and they all roll with passionate force and become Segar, the peer of all great expectations in the world of art. He is an icon painter who invented his own style of drawing. He pays tribute to the beauty of Asian women and everything his eyes behold ... from nature to religion... from life to eternity. They are all captured in the fury of colour and moist, sometimes based on line and square but not particularly in cubism but which I find in many of his paintings. Segar is rightfully a different artist, someone Sri Lanka is immensely proud of. His brush strays towards abstract too but not with severe force. He has tremendous energy as he dabbles in creating his own colour schemes. Very bold in the use of fiery reds, stunning blues, gorgeous greens and the sunny yellows. He also competes with the setting sun, plucking off his vibrant orange to set of the dull colours. Not entirely dependent on subtle colour. Segar also gets carried away by their impact when in a pensive mood. His favourite animal is the bull and he reveres it the way he does with, Ganesha. Segar also paints Christ in sombre mood and the Buddhist monks in their saffron robes. And Segar has to move on. He has to get in to the bracket of some of India’s greats who have stormed into Sotheby’s and Christie’s. He started simplifying and abstracting figures so that line and colour would harmonies rather than the objects itself. Segar is one painter who relies on colour as his vehicle for expression. The realistic depiction of ordinary objects is of no importance. It is the substance that he finds in roaring colour that matter. The brilliant luminous colours fascinate him. In a sense, he challenges the conventional ideas of figure and line never pausing to wonder why and consciously reject the image in his art. His expression in painting are different and very soon Sotheby’s will marvel at them and Christie’s will add to their collection. He has no free floating forms but serene and courageous in his strokes. Did he decide to upset the convention of painting and turn away from nature? I wonder at times. He explains his theories in sequences but profoundly influence the ideas of modern, contemporary and abstract art. He is a genius at it. It is so classical that one has to study his paintings to absorb what’s in it. You cannot glance at his art for a moment and turn away because there is more to what meets the eye. Does he express emotion through form? There again it is a challenge for the critic. But there is so much of music, poetry and passion in all his work. Yes, music is so vibrant in his art that I can recall the powerful but highly classical scores of Tchaikovsky, vibrant and full of life. Through a series of sketches, he increases abstract until the final composition appear. His hand is disciplined and fingers steady, rarely overlapping what he has in mind. May be he divides his art into impressions and compositions and the spontaneous results are the explosion of colour and rhyme in variety. Segar is aware that colour could and would advance or diminish in the hands of the painter and therefore, he allows all vibrant colours to filter through his fingers on to the canvas. His female figures are sensuous but without sexism. The mystique oriental beauty captured in them are both alluring and voluptuous and rekindle the ladies of the harems of kings of yore. They are heavenly and profound evoking many a desire in the beholder. Segar plays on colour and light but not to enhance a particular point. They are merely gap-fillers for this gorgeous figures. His is a new language in art so different to most painters. As I have always said, I could pick a ‘Segar’ from a distance just the way I do with Lawry’s match-stick paintings or for that matter, Monet’s. Segar has his exhibits permanently sited in many countries but operated from his beloved Sri Lanka.
Achieving by Honoring Nature
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A passion yet to be explored
2011.08.26 By Jerry DeanFor such a long journey in art, my deep passion still boils down to wall paintings. See my works. Judge if I deserve recognition in a field of art which until now I am falling head over heels in love with
Nature Takes its Course
2011.07.18 By Nirupam Borboruah“The canvas is a mirror and art is the reflection of our true selves. Like a mirror, a painting never lies, too. It’s a true reflection of actually what we are within and the way we see, feel, accept and react to the world. It seems for Nirupam, nature takes its course.
My World as a Painter
2011.07.09 By Nocid EiaMy World as a Painter By Nocid Life is not always what we plan to be but there is always something so much better in the end-- something that will fill the hunger of our soul and that which, all along, is where we ought to be. I bowed to my fate to bring me back the colorful world of art which was already at my hand when I was a child. And it did.--- Nocid Eia How were you as a child or rather as a child of Art, Nocid? I was young when I realized that I love to draw about nature and people as my past time. Initially, corkboards helped a lot to progress in the world of art and before I was introduced to ordinary enamel paints, make-up sets which were supposedly to beautify the face became my medium. Likewise, I would always be grateful to small pots where I practiced with enamel paints. I remember to keep in mind that the bedroom door needed to be locked so no one could discover me with my simple extra ordinary childhood fascination. And with books, sure I love to read…as long as it is art and nothing else! You can then tell how was I as a student. To my own surprise, I just woke up one day with a college degree which is far related to arts. Reading books without illustrations and colors were a challenge. I thank the heavens above to have brought me back to this colorful, emotional, and expressive life of art after sometime. I think fate has a way to make us realize what we truly appreciate and stick to it no matter what. What influenced your style? I learned that I love to draw figurative symbols of man, nature, and symbols which are undoubtedly evident in most of my works. I also have this whim of being together with nature. I was a child when the graphic make-up of plant leaves set in my porch led me to a unique visualization of triangles of different sizes and styles which as they occurred to me as representations of the different elements, which are earth, wind, fire and water and, sad to say, unfulfilled dreams as these little triangles kept themselves hidden in the background where no one seems to notice. What do you become when you paint? When I'm painting, everything around me changes like I am in a new surroundings, as if I'm in a world that no one can interfere as to what I'm doing. My mind can feel the silence that no one can hear but only me. It is my silent lucidity, my self-expression; my emotions are humming thru my paintings. It is my escape from reality, a moment of silence and expression of who I am in a different world and my outlook in life that I can't express in any other form but only through my painting. Who are you now, Nocid? I am proud. I’m a self-taught painter. I am a self-made artist. I was never intimidated by fellow ones who burnt their eyebrows studying art and who have spent their cash to widen their horizon on art practices. I am confident that my passion and my love for paintings can compete and can stand out from the rest. Through painting, I express my emotions and experiences. Painting is my self-medicine in times of depression, my diary of my experiences, and the manuscript of my outlook in life. It is no longer important if my life will not turn out what I plan it to be. But what is important is what makes me happy and it is, who I am today as a painter
Influences from Picasso
2011.07.08 By Edgardo ParduchoI started as a copier artist with focusing on hyper realism. I discovered my interest to unconsciously divert to shadows of images. Creativity rules my mind and thoughts of Picasso’s works in geometric shapes is also applied to mine. My unique painting style is a product of my father’s teaching and influence, my experiences, and work practices.
Expressions of LOVE
2011.06.14 By Eman SantosEman Santos discovered his talent and passion for the arts at a yound age. His philosophy of innovation and dedication to the arts brought him much success in diverse regions all over the globe. Family and love are the themes that drive much of his work and he continues to dwell deeper into this magical connection. He conducts classes as a means to teach youths this beautiful language - art.
Taking a leaf out of success
2011.06.08 By Durga PrasadMy curious and experimental nature resulted in the creation of the Leaf Motive, which was later recognized with a National Award. I also sincerely believe in my role to impart knowledge to younger artists.
Building Confidence in Art
2011.05.18 By Jhoie McNallyTowards the end of my first year in university, I decided to switch course to Fine Arts because I felt that Fine Arts was more related to what I was doing. Unfortunately, I had to break off my studies before completing the degree, for lack of funding.
Art Collector Interview: A Retirement Dream
2011.04.20 By Francis ChooStepping into Francis’ beautiful house, one is immediately taken in by the rustic Buddha sculptures, carefully polished wooden furniture and soothing greenery. Yet, without a strand of doubt, the exquisite collection of paintings takes center-stage.
The Rise of Emerging Talents from Indonesia
2011.01.07 By Alia SwastikaAs the art scene in many parts of the world continue their recovery from the 2009 financial super-storm, the Indonesian art market has been surprising resilient.
Vietnamese Art - Through the Years
2010.08.24 By Thanh Kieu MoellerHow has the Vietnam War and Doi Moi influenced art in North and South of Vietnam? Thanh Kieu Moeller tells us all.