By now most of the pop culture landscape is feeling the aftershock of the internet breaking, summer music video "Apeshit". And I Loooooooove it!
Made by Beyonce (Queen B), and Jay-z, the music video does not hold back from showing the most prestigious art works that are homed in the Louvre; upon which the music video is filmed inside of. What are the major art impacts? What kinds of feelings are given by the music video? What does this artist think and feel about this work of art?
First of all, let me just say here and now that CLASSICALWAVE is crashing in like a huge wall of water on an unsuspecting coastal village. Sweeping in through the mainstream thanks to my heroes: B and J, classical art is finding a strong foot hold in our new digital age world.
My favorite image is of Beyonce and Jay-z standing in front of the Mona Lisa. As Mona Lisa stares at us with her dominatrix eyes from the classic era. Standing in front of her are two figures: Beyonce and Jay-Z who are dressed in pastel clothes which reminds me of the rococo art movement. A rainbow colored pastel world is where the very wealthy of human beings naturally gravitate towards. With all that money, power and talent why not deck oneself in pastels and jewelry? Pastels are the universal indicator of a feel good time.
Much of the sensational imagery in the music videos gives thanks to the Renaissance fascination with humanism. "Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively." Human bodies make their dynamic debut as the music video is filled with dancing bodies against the backdrop of frozen paintings and sculptures. Never have I encountered such a work that incorporates visual imagery and dance into the classical genre of humanism.
The last shot we see B and J turn away from the camera/viewers and towards each other. Then finally they look back at my girl Mona Lisa. This gesture is what I believe is a humble respect for great master artists and art. To appreciate the arts is to find value in life. The great cosmic consciousness can be find in great works of art. Honor, reverence and respect must be given to paintings, sculptures and now musicians. What a beautiful moment from two very beautiful souls the art world now has.
My eyes started falling with the feelings of sleepiness. I felt myself passing into a another world.
I floated towards the computer stream. I began to dream a digital dream.
What can I say? Kardashian, West and Murakami. How fascinating.
Kim and Kanye visited Takashi Murakami in Japan this week. How fascinating. Pop art has always had a special way with celebrities. Takashi, who's one my favorite living artist, worked with Kanye West on multiple occasions to create great works of art.
I visited Fort Worth, TX earlier this year to see Takashi's art exhibition "The Octopus Eats it's Own Legs". There I saw two large paintings by Takashi featuring the art that was created for Kayne's "Graduation" album. Also, in the show a sculpture of the bear mascot that sparkled in it's gleaming, glittering glory.
Kim Kardashian West entering into the world of art makes my soul happy. Perhaps she'll start engaging more with the art world like her husband. I just think Kim is always just so glamorous. It'll be fun to see what kind of artistic influence she'll have over other artists. Doing portraits of her has already given me a wonderful sense of happiness.
I talked to my brother, who's a major Kanye fan, about this recent art moment and asked him why he thinks Kim and Kanye support the Pop artist Murakami. "They're Feeling The Moment" is all he said, and I absouletly agree.
Last night I made these beautiful portraits of Kim K. I love her. When I spend a lot of time learning about art history I feel like I get lost into time and space. I like turning on my computer and watching her reality t.v. show. Watching her helps me come back to our reality.
In an Artnet news article it is being reported that Leonardo's Salvator Mundi painting is missing!
The painting featuring Jesus Christ holding a crystal orb has been called the “male Mona Llisa” and sold this year for 450.3 million dollars. An Arabian prince (how glamorous) says he has no idea where the painting is after having purchased the painting. After all Salvator Mundi sold for such a high price one would think that painting's exact location would be well known about. I have a feeling the prince knows where the painting is, but claims not to in order to protect his own privacy.
If the painting does indeed get lost to time, then I think the reality of art and money is much more complex than I originally thought.. Just because a painting is worth a lot of money does not mean it will have a safe life. That’s a funny thing to think about.
Lately I've been visiting the catholic churches in my downtown area. They're beautiful. They're full of amazing art works. Art works like paintings, architecture and sculptures. I love going to them and sitting and absorbing all the artistic influences like a sponge.. All of the churches are full of gold. It's warm and shinning. Gold has a way of looking like it's in a different world. A heavenly world full of sun rays.
The Catholics love putting gold on a lot of objects, because it's beautiful. One of my favorites is St Mary's Catholic Church. It's not only gold, but it's also pastel pink inside. Like a sweet yummy desert of art. An art desert. Gold has a funny of looking both old and new. I want to be surrounded by gold, and allow the glimmering color to fill my eyes with it's brilliant beauty.
These portraits are Inspired by the portraits of saints in the catholic church. I believe that art is it's own religion and great artist are the saints. I wanted the portraits to watch over me from the high heavens. I have an entire series in my home with each portrait sitting in a golden frame. I can feel them, watching me as I pray to them everyday.
I want to dedicate this blog post to all the beautiful souls who have helped me along the way. Because of these very fine people I am able to continue creating beautiful works of art. Patrons and Artists share a bond that help turn the world into a beautiful and meaningful place to live in. Thank you.
In the digital age art and technology are merging together to produce new 21st century visions. “Digital Dreams” is inspired by the thoughts, images, and sensations that occur in the mind during computer usage. This my first ever online digital art show.
Every text, photo and video one sees on the web is what I call an 'internet hallucination'. “Digital Dreams” seeks to explore the beauty and meanings of this particular phenomenon. The art show will include new artworks that are made on multiple mediums including traditional painting and M.S. Paint. New art works are often exhibited in spaces that are limited to audiences based on physical distance, "Digital Dreams" transcends this long standing tradition by exhibiting elusively online.