I had the most fun time talking about art with a friend. A lot of the times I keep to myself or write in my journal. Talking to people is great. Talking to people about great talks is even greater. Talking to great people about people talking about great talks is even more great.
I got a feeling. that art is gonna be alright. forever, in the future. I will see you all in the shinning.
I have been thinking a lot about portraiture. I think I am going to start a new series of paintings. I am fascinated with faces. There something about the way people look. I wonder know who it is I will paint. What kind of people. A says that people can be beautiful on the outside and ugly on the inside. I think that's very true.
I'm painting a series of cherub paintings. Maybe I should call this series "Cherubwave"? I like that name. Cherubwave. OK cherubwave it is then!
I started a new series in my Classicalwave collection. I wanted to paint scenes with cherubs and technology. I was driven to produce art the feels classic, but is clearly made in the 21st century. I am having lots of fun with this. I love the interactions that the cherubs have with each other. It's almost theatrical. I think spending time with Andrew, who works in theater and the reason why I get to see so much great theartre now, has influenced my work. Inspired by the action that actors take on stage, I wanted to provide that same artistic gesture to these beautiful paintings. <3
here are sine photos of myself. i like photography. whenever i take any photos it hard for me to choose which one I like. This why i believe photography is art. It is hard to choose one, but I guess now we don't have to choose one.
I can absolutely say that art for me is about transcending the natural world. Yes, I am aware that painting requires natural materials such as paint, canvas, brushes and a physical body, which are all tied to the natural earth. But for me the higher impact of a painting lies not in how it was created, but how it communicates in a rational way the consciousness of the mind. This is important because all great moments come from the ability to think past our natural, emotional selves.
The natural world is full of dark mystery and art is about shedding light on this reality.
David, 2015, acrylic on canvas
I have been interested in learning about art history. I enjoy watching documentaries about art. It's very fascinating how art changes from time to time. It's very exciting. These are very exciting times. I love you and I love the world!!! <3
I'm here thinking about my art again. I have five new canvases that I am painting. They are very beautiful. They remind me of my vaporwave series, but are definitely from the classicalwave series. I wanted to listen to music while I worked on my new paintings. I love music. I decided to post some songs that I've been listening to while painting. This first track is a song by NEON SUMMERS and it's a synth remix of Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac. I melted the moment I heard the chorus in the synth at the beginning. Also, this musician is from San Antonio just like me! I love synth music because it somehow reminds me of classical music, which I also love to listen to.
I believe art should be beaurtiful, meaningfull and serve no practical purpsose. Why do I believe this? Because in my lifetime i have seen art that was ugly, meaningless and used for money. These works of art have driven me to tears many times. I want to live in a world were great art surrounds society so that society can become a more peaceful place. I believe that ugly art has a right to exist, however it should not take up the entire space. There must be a balance! When I see beautiful images and objects I feel a spiritual connection to heaven. There is magic in beauty. The kind of magic that makes you stop and feel a tingling sensation in the body. A kind of calling from the universe that says "The world is an ugly place, yet right here and now we free from it all." This is why I believe in beauty.
Practicality in art is mostly craft. Which i also respect, but when craft is all that there is and all that anyone sees, then art work that is created purely from an expressive stand point only is pushed aside. This too must be balanced out.
I believe that art is a cycle. I believe that art has been stuck in a post-modern world. Now called ultra-post modern. I wish to look back into time, and see why classical art transcends it all.
I am Sergio C. Mata and I am an artist. This blog is about art, history, pop culture, technology, my life and my art. I blog about whatever inspires and interests me. <3