I will do my best to create beauty. To create a world of love and appreciation. To create a world of honor and respect. Of kindness and passion. A world that protects the weak and innocent. A world that condemns the great badness in life. A world in the digital age must have honorable qualities. If we are to be defined by our tech only, then are we ever to be seen as human?
Godspeed, artists. All my art and words are truly for you all.
The art world is often boring. With artist creating art talking about power, oppression and/or personal Identity. Art institutions , hyper focused on the suffering of the downtrodden, forget about the most important value: the art itself. Over and over again we are forced to look at ugly art so that we can understand how the artists themselves live in an ugly society. But art can be so much more.
Art is the power. Art can change the artist into any person on Earth. Art can be divine. Art can be about love. Art can be about life. Art can be about luxury. Art can be about the soul. Art can be about the spiritual. Art can be about love. Art can be about passion. Art can be about history. Art can be about talent. Art can be about beauty.
The artist whatever, they create, must certainly be respected regardless. For the artists ultimately do not create art to save society, the artist instead creates art to save themselves.
The bold and the beautiful. As artificial intelligence gains footing, a.i. artists explore one of the most intense subjects in the history of art: BEAUTY. Is this image beautiful? Kinda, but not really. Kylie Jenner is beautiful though. So, there's a nice step being taking for art that is created using algorithms. Onward A.I. artists, you are all almost through the glass ceiling and about to enter into the sky cult. Keep feeding the machine!
For thousands and thousands of years artists have created art about the times they were living in. RIght from the beginning starting with the cave paintings of the ancient world, the artist communicated to others that they too were seeing the same thing. The artist had a divine right to see the world around themselves and express their voice within the environment they shared with the non-artists.
It was during the modern art era when artist rebelled against their shared world. From impressionism right down to abstract expressionism, modern artists were complete rebels. Rejecting the assumptions of the world around them, they pushed the language of art like never before. Seeking new forms of expression artists created amazing and original works of art that explored the hidden values of themselves and their own art.
Of course with every dawn comes a nightfall. The moment that of the modern art era ended is when my hero Andy Warhol and the rest of Pop Artist decided to create art about the popular world around themselves. The pop artist once again began painting images that communicated to others that they too were seeing the same thing.
Isn't it beautiful that several decades later the influence of the Master Artist Andy Warhol is still felt? I was watching the superbowl and a burger king commercial popped up with pop artist Andy Warhol. A simple commercial about art and commercialism. The video of Andy Warhol eating a hamburger, which is a classic. Great art is made now when artist adsorb the world around them or in this case eat the world around them too. #eatlikeandy
Music video of the week is Cardi B's Bodak Yellow. Now there's a lot about this awesome video, but there are two things I ant to talk about: the intro and the fashions.
First, the intro. In the beginning shots we see a desert landscape of Saudi Arabia. Now, to me this is symbolic of the harshness of nature and of our own time. Cardi B is from the projects in new York city, where it is no doubt an extreme environment. Growing up in the inner cities requires a higher level energy. With danger and desolation around every corner I believe that images of Cardi B in a bright green dress riding camel through the desert represent her arrival in the hard world.
Next is her fashions, from her green dress to her black patch dress featuring an anarchy sign. To were a symbol that represents anarchy is a declaration of a chaotic world. Cardi b is telling us through fashion how wild and unruly our world is. Her hair cut is a blunt Bob. Blunted to show how fashionable and severe she is.
I absolutely love this video for her lyrics, beat, fashions and visual imagery. I remember this song playing everywhere with men and women singing along. Cardi B is a great article who struck at the heart of the culture by showing us how we really are. Also, the song goes hard as hell and I listen to it ever time I need a power boost.
I live with my master work "Paint" and I have noticed some interesting things that I would like to share. I noticed that every time I look at the painting I feel nostalgia. I feel like I used to feel in the early 2000's. I would get on the computer and open the program and begin stoking in a painting using pixels. This nostalgia I believe cures a lot of my sadness. I have also noticed the feeling of time. Someone once said that a painting is usually about the past. And now that it's been two years since I made the painting, I can feel the distance of time. I feel like the world was a lot different. Although time doesn't move that fast I guess when it comes to a painting perhaps time moves fast and doesn't move at all. I like living with the painting because everyday I look at it and feel apart of art history. I'm not sure what will happen to the painting. Maybe it'll end up in a nice museum or maybe it'll end up in the dumpster. These are the things I think about. One thing can be said is that I enjoy looking at it. And feel a sense of identity and peace.. A sense that no one can ever take away. <3
Art and technology. Artists today are creating art at a very historical moment. The dawning of the digital age is among us. Artists feel the distance between the traditional and digital. And in this distance there is a place where true 21st century art is created.
When I was painting “Paint” I remember thinking three things.
One, is that as a traditional painter I was in danger of being replaced by technology. In my horror I decided to conquer tech using pop art.
Second, I wanted to create art for my millennial generation. I wanted our experiences to be identifiable by future art historians and art lovers. I wanted the future to look back and say “Oh yes, this painting by Sergio Mata explains a lot.”
Third, I wanted to close the divide between traditional and digital art.
How does one identify a Tech Icon? A Tech Icon must have a thorough influence on art, music, singing, tech, dancing and the modern languages to deserve the role. And something in their air and manner of walking. Such a tech Icon will be a impressive thing to behold.
Everyday I use a computer machine. I think to me myself: human beings have made this. A person with a mind, a heart and a soul has help to create these machines. These people, these icons, have now become apart of my life in this brave new world.