ECLECTIVE APPROACH TO VISUAL ARTS
The Philosophy Behind
"I love to draw with light" -
This simple line describes the best my passion for visual arts which
involves both, artistic and technical skills, intended to produce
aesthetic (fine art) artifacts with digital media. Even though I had
tried out different visual art forms (starting with traditional art),
I'm mostly active as photographer and digital artist. This way I'm in
the position to, additionally, create sequential and conceptual art,
as well as visual compositions, with various ideas and messages. I
don't have a personal, unique style, but an eclectic approach to fine
arts, a kind of mixed styles called eclecticism or polystylism, which
should not be misunderstood as academic art or syncretism.
In ancient Greece, the term mimesis was used with the reference to the creation of works of art, with correspondence to the physical world understood as a model of beauty, truth and the good. However, the contemporary meaning of the word mimesis does not apply to the philosophical aspect behind my work, since I'm not an imitator or actor by nature. I was said to be a realist with strong attention to details. The accurate representation of the visual appearance of things is mostly present in my photography (and some digital artworks), which embodies a form of reason, that is non-repressive and non-violent. However, every now and then, I do let my imagination a free flow, which results in simple or more complex compositions, with familiar or imaginary themes.
Photo manipulation is yet to be acknowledged as a form of visual digital art. It is often mistaken or misunderstood as a post process of retouching or enchancing images for commercial or editorial purposes. It is, however, much more than that. It involves the creation of unique images and signature expressions of art by photographic and digital artists. I see a strong connection between photo manipulation and video and filmmaking. A film is a series of still images which, when shown on screen, create the illusion of moving images. A movie, or video, is created by photographing actual scenes with motion picture camera, which are put together for the final result that tells a story - a theatrical film or photoplay. A photo manipulation is a process created with series of still images with various motives, taken with digital camera, in order to get a final result, that also tells a story. However, you can additionaly create animated image files (like gif files) or even animated video compositions that involve photo manipulation with different motives, instead of traditional or digital art drawings. As the saying goes - "the art has no limits". I personally love to create fantasy, surreal, emotional, dark and conceptual compositions.
Currently, I'm working on futuristic character designs and Geisha/Ningyo series called Magical Mermaids. The inspiration for Magical Mermaids stems from Japanese folklore about Ningyos who are mythical creatures similar to the western myths about mermaids. The real Ningyos are by no means beautiful, therefore I have started to morph them with Geisha or Maiko depictions.
R.A.A.H. stands for Robotic Autonomus Artificial Humanoid, an umbrella term for actroids, a type of android (humanoid robot) with strong visual human likness. It is a first serie of female starlight guardian fighters created in Daz3D and Affinity Photo.
Fine art photography is not just recording realistic shots of subjects or scenes for personal or commercial purpose. It is creating art of magic with your camera. Pictorial images that I'm working on (be it nature, animal or even street photography) are a combination of pure and art photography that is produced to fulfill my creative vision, to express my perception and emotions, and to share them with others.