A LESSON IN POETRY – THE STARRY NIGHT
Monday, June 6th, 2011
VINCENT VAN GOGH – THE STARRY NIGHT
Van Gogh was a man of poetry among the zen masters, painters, poets, composers, all who live with a poetic grasp of life. He revealed an ecstatic nature and existence in love and at play with itself. Poetry is a literary form of art using language for it’s aesthetic and evocative qualities but it is also a way of seeing life and the world. A child loves to play and a child must play. Play is a fascinating word. If we look deeply into it it represents the whole energy and movement of life. Everything is playing with what it is. The trees sway, birds fly about, flowers open and close, the sun shines, the wind blows, Animals move about and man is in a constant play of being what he is. he may forget he is playing but it is precisely the same play as a child, the toys have simply changed. Now the objects of play are not important, they represent the richness of life’s possibilities. What is important is the play because that is what all of life is. Poetry is an immensely deep and profound understanding of life, it is aware of the nature of existence as play. Those trees have swayed for millions of years and yet every time it is different, there is no code no program and that is true for man, he is free to create, name and move in any direction. When we forget the play our seriousness makes us ridged and moves against our own nature and creates illness. Ninad
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THE STARRY NIGHT | Japanese pigments on paper | looking up at the stars is every child’s delight. Thats when we see the world as magic and wonder. That world never goes away but we forget it is there calling us to look up and remember from where we came.
The Mystery and Wisdom of Form
Saturday, May 21st, 2011
These drawings were among my first apprehensions of the hidden energies behind the apparent forms of nature. They appeared suddenly without any prior imagination simply dictated through drawing without any thought. I was living in Amsterdam, Holland and painting outside each day and as it seemed out of necessity produced many of these drawings. I discovered If we follow our intuition through something it can lead to very surprising revelations that come from outside our subjective self. What is known is our subjectivity but the greater reality floats in the vastness of the unknown. And the unknown is not simply what is unseen but even more that which is yet to be created. Now that is the immense potential of art to reveal the otherwise formless energies that fill our mysterious space. These drawings were later exhibited in the UMA Salon of 1975 at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Ninad
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Power Entities of Growth | Energy Bodies |
Perception Entities of Intelligence | Energy Bodies |
Beauty Entities of Innocence | Energy Bodies |
Experience | Energy Bodies |
Harmonic Undulations | Energy Bodies |
Mother and Child Love Entities | Energy Bodies |
Angels of Vision | Energy Bodies |
Abstraction in Art had to Evolve
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Revolving Mandala | acrylic on canvas |
The evolution of abstract Art can be attributed to many factors both social and philosophical but greater than these is it’s spiritual impetus. Insofar as talent, drive, the profundity and depth of the artist, craft and commitment there is absolutely no difference between figurative and abstract artists. From Heronimus Bosh to Vermeer to Van Gogh do not display greater ability than Pollack, De Kooning, Gorky. The beauty and depth of the paintings carry the same value. The emergence of abstraction in art is an expression of a universal alteration in the psyche of humanity. Man is moving toward freedom in every aspect of life. That movement is irrevocable. It is inherent in nature. Greater freedom means greater movement both inward and outward. Nature stands in the center and allows us to expand in every direction. Beauty and truth are not simple, fixed, they are fathomless and encompass inexplicable paths that are infinite. Nature does not guarantee our spiritual growth ! we have the choice to move or not move. It has never been a question of form, it has always been intent. Forms come and go and change, Looking at a Van Gogh painting and a flower are the same. We are enshrouded in the beauty of the perfect and imperfect, we cannot grasp and keep it, it is otherworldly, not of our making. If any Art leaves you like that then honor it. Ninad
Clothed Nude | oil on canvas |
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
These are random brain cell patterns of minute charge data during transmissions of wave coding through excited stimuli of an emotive impulse. They are captured and given expression by a unique process of intuitive photo cell displacement through the imaginative channels of the artist. It becomes apparent that fundamental brain wave activity is by inclination in a state of constant sustained ecstatic movement unless otherwise disturbed by interior or exterior stimulation. Ninad
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CONTEMPLATIVE BRAIN WAVE STATE – If you sit silently and meditate on this painting, absorbing it’s energy without thought you will fall into a lovely contemplative state.
EUPHORIC BRAIN WAVE STATE – If you sit silently and meditate on this painting, absorbing it’s energy without thought you will fall into an expansive euphoric state.
From, TIEBR : The Institute of Energy Body Research, Los Angeles
Space in Art
Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
For me, space represents time but rather eternal time. It cannot be measured so it is not time at all. There all the drama of life unfolds but it cannot eclipse the space that surrounds it. Everything that happens dissolves into it and is born again out of it. Now that space is our freedom, even if it is hidden, we are never separate from it. So for me that space in art is very important. If I lose it in a painting I can only move in circles until it appears again. I call it the spiritual plasma. But then it is the same space we live in every day with accumulation, gathering, perceptions pilled in heaps. Painting is like that, sorting out the clutter until we come to something real that fills our longing for the totality of what we are or what we can be. ( click on image to enlarge }
Experience | Oil on canvas 60″ x 28″ | “We have to learn through experience what we are, want and can do and until then we are characterless, ignorant of ourselves and have often to be thrown back into our proper ways by hard blows from without. When finally we shall have learned. And this in short, is neither more nor less than the fullest possible knowledge of our own individuality”. Joseph Campbell on Schopenhauer.
New Painting Evolving
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Recently I’m juxtaposing some new paintings together which is proving very exciting. Even with some new unfinished work this process is leading to some unusual spacial conceptions. It’s particularly interesting because it creates an objective approach to space I might not otherwise discover. We are so conditioned to follow accepted concepts and logic that we often fail to discover what is unknown to us. Also the relationship of forms can get dramatically altered creating a fresh new energy. Sometimes out of this process a completely new vision evolves.
Oil on canvas and paper collage mounted on board | 47″ x 36″
Oil on canvas, 48″ x 28″
Monday, April 4th, 2011
Yes the subconscious but deeper, Running down into a vast expanding tunnel of time that disappears and the universe begins, tossed among minuscule and gargantuan planets, specs of dust, winds with eternal memory. We seem to know something about eternity for it lingers in our hope and the timelessness of love. Did it begin a desire, a need, what came before when creation threw us into the fire. We carry what formed our being, not in clay but in freedom from ourselves and freedom from the memory between birth and death.
CODE. Oil on Canvas, 21″ x 29″
Monday, March 28th, 2011
Energy Bodies can be known and perceived by the intuition. They are given form through the creative power of artistic vision. Just as a tree is painted differently by each artist, likewise the Energy Bodies can appear in infinite variations to each human perception. Energy flows everywhere. it surrounds us. The physical bodies are animated by it. We take energy for granted, expecting it to be there, responding to it and we call it life. Spiritual Science and Physics have evolved their own language and symbols to define it. From whatever aspect of consciousness we seek to know energy it will infinitely unfold to a deeper understanding and thus to a greater mystery. As an artist I am constantly in awe of the power and wisdom of form. It can tell the most finite nuance of change, of transformation, of creation. It is an eternal and universal language that with sensitivity and love can be intuited by all. We each have a very mysterious ability to penetrate space and time that lies outside our daily perception. That path is utterly unique to each, it can be found only within oneself, it requires nothing learned but rather trust in ones innate being. From that miracle of self we discover and create form to implement life, nothing could be more real. Ninad
Unfinished painting | Oil on canvas 52″ x 30″ |