An increasing number of fine art graduates decide to pursue the career path of an artist in the hopes of reaching the level of success and international recognition of artists such as Banksy, Jeff Koons, Marina Abramović and Damien Hirst. However, the pool of talented emerging or semi-established artists is so vast that even an art-world expert would struggle to keep up with all the names of up and coming talents. After working in a commercial gallery for 10 months and being exposed to artists of all levels, I wanted to share some of the talent that could be the next Jeff Koons.
I am not a professional illustrator.
The following is a poem that goes along with three others and a painting; these are collectively named "The Colors". They were an exercise in positive-emotion-expressing poetry that I created in 2018. This first one should strongly engage the intuition.
The biggest headache for illustrators is to find material inspiration. Today everyone is very lucky, young, to share together. These websites are rich in themes, different themes, diverse in styles, and updated quickly. You can enjoy the excellent works of illustrators from all over the world, and see how big the brains of others are, and I believe that inspiration will continue to flow.
I am sorry to state that the image of the following oil painting that the previous watercolour was a study for, has escaped me, and has been lost in the vicissitudes of friendship and time:
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Whilst chatting to a fellow volunteer at Braemar Gallery in Springwood NSW, (a small village of about five thousand people in the Blue Mountains, Australia) today, I showed him this, a small watercolour I pained during my last year of university. Twenty-six years ago, I was studying at the Australian National University in sleepy Canberra, and I was obsessed with horses, or Horses as I insisted to write about the quadrupeds in those pre-Corona Virus and even pre-Olympic days.
Jean Michel Basquiat was a graffiti artist who gained notoriety in the 1980s for his gritty neo-expressionist style. Neo-expressionism is a style of art that communicates vivid and jarring images which often leaves viewers feeling a sense of tension, alienation and ambiguity. Jean Michel Basquiat's work focused on the internal struggle that we can all relate to in this pandemic.
I remember being thirteen years old, sat in Mathematics and drawing up all the tattoos I planned to get done as soon as I was old enough. Most people can't wait to turn eighteen so they can go out clubbing or drinking but all I wanted was to get covered in artwork. I had plans for sleeves and themed pieces, all planned down to the finest of details.
I'm not a tattoo artist or anything, hell, I don't even have any tattoos on me, and I'm 26. My family members have tattoos, and I'm the only one who doesn't have any, not counting my younger siblings in high school.