~ Aaron Siskind
"My art is as much an expression of my inner life and struggle to maintain equilibrium in a complicated world as it is about my deep observations and love of nature and the human spirit. The passion I feel while creating comes from my core and has always been the driving force in my life. As such, I compose each painting or photograph with the hope that you, the viewer, may find rest or pause for renewal and reflection in my creations. May the colors and interplay of light and shadow be restoring, energizing and bring you peace. May the forms, symbolism and craftsmanship intrigue your curiosity about what truly inspires my creativity. Acknowledging our common need for greater awareness, to observe more, to feel more, I intend that my work contribute to our collective awakening and counter the atmosphere of superficiality that prevails in a culture that accepts what is easy, celebrates the banal, forgets the past and is more connected to technology than self. As a contemporary artist, my style, which is decidedly modern, my processes are deeply rooted in classical artistic training in the tradition of the Old Masters. And while I enjoy covering a wide variety of subjects, what remains consistent throughout my work is a deep love and respect for beauty and nature. For me, creating art is intuitive and highly symbolic, and the direction it takes each time I approach the subject is often surprising, even to me."
~ Paolo Roversi
My dream is to create a unique place for artists and visionaries from all genres and worldwide to inspire and learn from one another. Art is the universal language of all time. Art unites everyone and touches all the people around the world. Artists are attempting to communicate at a powerful emotional level to those within their own culture. Art is timeless because Art originates from the people. Art is universal because it let us express ourselves in a way that we want. It is the simplest thing a man can do to encourage the people around him. This is why art serves so superbly as a universal language — as a means toward understanding the history, culture, and values of other peoples.
People appreciate art differently, whether it's music, dance, poetry, drawings, paintings, or even graffiti. Art helps us emotionally, financially, psychologically, and even helps to shape individual and collective personality. There are so many reasons why art is important in the world today and always. Art-making and viewing art allow us to process our experiences. Art helps us to express and to understand the world around us. We are unique in our human drive to create and engage with the arts. We do this today, too—the arts create community by depicting shared events and expressing our individual perspectives.
Art is essential. You maybe can exist without it, but you can't truly live without art. Art is essential and necessary for human survival, but artists are just copycats of nature's beauty. In creating art, consciously or not, artists attempt to communicate at a powerful emotional level to those within their own culture. The best work transcends its cultural matrix and speaks directly to our common humanity.
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