Nice work! I like the separation between the art and the "real world", wherein the world of color and vibrancy is more alive than the real world, which "pales by comparison".
This is of course an artist's perspective on life, one that most artists would find extremely sympathetic. I like it a lot.
It goes without saying that you have great skill as a painter as well, and it serves you very well here. And I happen to agree that the world of personal expression engages the spirit in a heightened, accentuated way. It's not that the world is objectively lacking, but rather that this painting speaks of our perceptions being awakened when we are having to find ways of expressing perceptions in an artful way.
Artists tend to sort impressions, and organize, and make sense of things that have not been processed and could well remain offhanded and ignored. I see your painting as being about man's artful and conscious apprehension of life and the world.
I'm looking at the wall behind the richly colored painting, and there is a huge amount of subtle changes going on there. And that re-enforces the notion that the world is rich and colorful when you're looking for color. Lingering on something so simple as a wall, I read into your painting that there is much potential for even something that non-artists often consider so simple and plain to become visually alive as a subject for art.
I also get that you like wine, haha.
Fine work. Thoughtful work. Great Job, Levent!
Last edited by D Akey; 10-31-2008 at 01:41 PM.
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