Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?
I have never participate in an art challenge before, but when I do... it's created by Bondo Wyszpolski, Arts Writer for Easy Reader and Peninsula Magazine, with The Peninsula Friends of the Library, New York Food Company, and La Venta Inn. We are talking about a unique art exhibit entitled: “Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? - A Galvanizing Art Challenge." ?
Only thirty-five local artists were invited to be a part of the challenge. The artists spun a roulette wheel festooned with esoteric fortune cookie titles. After spinning the wheel and taking the title where the wheel stopped, the artists committed to painting their interpretation of the title. The idea of this challenge is to give local artists a little push to tackle something they haven't done before. We were prompt to create a work of art that will “take you outside of your comfort zone and challenge you to create something completely original or with a new twist."
My fortune cookie said: Martians to the Left, Humans to the Right... Literally galvanizing...
Against the odd, I'm actually done with my production before deadline approachs. It was the longest time I spent creating an art piece, about 55 hours of labor. The rule was to go in a different direction than our usual, well... I decided to go the opposite direction. If you think about my paintings, the first thing that comes to mind is my use of colors, well, think again... My creation for this challenge is ink on paper, yet... pure black and white, exploring pointillism, and lines... Here's a sneak peek...
ARE YOU READY????
The Malaga Cove Library will host the exhibit March 18 - March 30, 2020. Join the artists for an awards presentation and reception with wine and light appetizers sponsored by the Peninsula Friends of the Library on March 28, 5pm to 7pm.
Here's my artist statement for this specific piece:
"After visiting the exhibition of Raymond Pettibon in Los Angeles I had no doubt that my galvanizing art challenge would be made with ink and paper. The opposite of what I usually do. In order to follow my first insight, I rescued some of my childhood memories when I learned ink. How could I create something as uniquely as my usual colorful canvases?
Throughout my artwork, rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. For this specific painting, I use repetition and interconnection, exploring the energy field created by all living things that binds the galaxy together. With a sense of wonder at the complexity of the human mind, holding the belief that we are all one and that everything is connected. The usage of pointillism, and lines were a great source to guide my expedition towards creating my own Universe."
I hope to see you there! I'm so happy with my creation! I can't wait for you to see it. It felt like I was little Drica again, learning to use ink at the age of 12, it also made me invented this whole new world in black and white, dot by dot, that I will for sure continue to explore...
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