For me composing paintings and music are two parallel processes where articulation of space is one of the important aspects. I embrace dissonance and polyphony, focus on vectors of movement and speed of sounds that are tactile and spacious, through … Continue reading
Author Archives: Olea
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In this post I am sharing my thoughts about my work. These are my artist statements, talks, and exhibition proposals that I have written over the past few years. 2022 (statement on my website) For Olea Nova composing paintings and … Continue reading
When looking at what is made and how an image or object is expressed we can see what an artist knows about art and thinks about what art is. Every artwork says something, at least about the artist who created … Continue reading
Re-reading Karl Marx and the death of the reader.
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Economy Through Inventions Karl Marx: “Incidentally, a distinction should be made between universal labor and co-operative labor. Both kinds play their role in the process of production, both flow one into the other, but both are also differentiated. Universal labor … Continue reading
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Art making is always social. Even if social content is not illustrated, it will be present in the artwork through other means. Artwork is an artificial social object and is a result of available technology, materials, and knowledge about the … Continue reading
Beauty, harmony, improvisation
Should a person / a viewer standing in front of my painting experience emotion, feel something? Basic beauty is a biological response to outside stimulus. Humans respond favorably (or not) to anatomical proportions, to colors of flowers, and songs of … Continue reading
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Year 988. Russia converted to Christianity and until the start of the 18th century Russian painting was almost all religious. The legendary historical account says that Christianity, as it was practiced in Byzantine, was selected because of the beauty that surrounded the … Continue reading
Some Beautiful Words
Epigone – a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher.
Paradigm – a typical example or pattern of something; a model.
Neophyte – a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief.
Essence – the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.
Pareidolia – is a psychological phenomenon; seeing images of animals or faces in clouds.
Spirits, Gods and Idols
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(Fear, beauty and propaganda) Essay in images