One important aspect in my works is the balance. The balance that comes from nature that we are all a part of. I like to draw it from nature because I like to communicate the beauty of nature through its own essence.
The balance of nature should come naturally like the air we breathe. How does experience with nature affect a work of art? one might wonder. There are plenty of examples through out art history. Paul Cezanne made a conscious and difficult decision to chose to live in Aix en Provence instead of Paris in order to study and capture the beauty of nature as he saw it. The communication with nature through his work made him the father of modern art. All started with nature!
There's also a popular thinking that "closer to nature" only matters to painters working on plants, birds and bees..
Nature is inside and outside us. It helps us to relate and communicate. Whatever I paint, I feel that my perception of nature is always there staring back at me!
I am just about to say everyone should activate their conscious relationship with nature then I am aware that there are contradict views on human relationship to nature:
"Nature and art, being two different things, can not be the same thing. Through art we express our conception of what nature is not." Pablo Picasso.
I understand this definition of Pablo Picasso means that nature and human are two different identities. I wonder "Is it of nature that our bodies live, feel alive, die and decay or the whole process of our existence is an expression of our conception? if so where does the conception come from? us! where does "us" come from?.. nature or God?.. see! by splitting into two identities we are running around a circle! :-) or it was just me running around trying to think?" I leave the answer to you anyway! :-D
One thing is sure. Art is timeless! :-)
|A wonderful sunny day with Nature|