I was trying to paint a picture today, but seems the color i was using was just a pigment of my imagination...

 

Whole worlds full of symbolism ridden animals led in a cacophony of carnaval creation by the moon bird of our mind.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

    Opinions / Science / Theory of Relative Ignorance  
 

..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

    Art & Culture / Music / Blues / Robert Johnson  
 
 

Juan Miro - The Carnival of the multiverse

Whole worlds full of symbolism ridden animals led in a cacophony of carnaval creation by the moon bird of our mind.
There is something about Miro's work that always makes me smile. Now I really cant think of anything more important in art. Making you cry is easy. Making you laugh is a challenge, but making you smile is magic. It's meeting an old friend, a world of imagination I once knew, I once had as my daily bread. Childhood glory.
In bold colors. On a canvas. Or sculpture.

 
The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness."
 
There is also a story in those seemingly so simple compositions, the space between the figures has the same importance as the characters themselves. It is the tension between the particles of the universe. That elusive thing scientists might call the black matter, or as Einstein used to say ; "spooky action".

It is tension. It is love. It is power struggles. It is a quest, a dance , a poem... but the most important thing? It is always Miro. So Miro.
He did not only write the story of his life,  but invented his own language, a dialect of  visual splendor, of strong brushstrokes of heroic symbolism and small insects of detailed supporting actors running all around.

 
What I am looking for.. is an immobile movement, something which would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was, described with the term "mute music".
 

And all those eyes. There are always an eye or three hiding there in the composition, looking back at you from the canvas. Very disturbing if I may say so myself.

I don’t like the term surrealist. He wasn’t a surrealist. Sorry . I don’t buy that. Dali was a surrealist. He built another step of ideas on top of the ones we use in our reality, making him in fact su-realist. Above reality.
Miro? Miro creates a reality. He doesn’t bother with our old boring one. His is so much more fun. A lot of artists have inside them reservoirs of passion or of pain, on which they draw and exhibit their manifestation on canvas. Miro had a full carnival in him. And he let it run free and come out in every possible way. Escaping the shackles of the artists mind.

I love Miro's 3d creations. They just seem so…right. You expect them to come to life any minute and come to you asking you to play with them. Like a friendly pet. How fun would that be? Oh…wait…some of the paintings are quite dark and disturbing…maybe not a good idea it they come to life and start following me around…

On the surface it seems that turning these paintings into a solid metal form is not that hard, as they almost three-dimensional to begin with, but how do you make a solid mould of a brushstroke?  How do you cast laughter?
 
My characters have undergone the same process of simplification as the colors. Now that they have been simplified, they appear more human and alive than if they had been represented in all their details."
 
I wish I would have more opertunities to see these sculptures, which are scattered all over the world, as many times as I can, because to me it feels like the closest thing to art totems and a truly primitive spiritual idol worship. Something that extends above the dogmas of anything we dare to say. It is the neverending amorphic true residents of this colorful, this messy, this swirling Miro masterpiece multiverse