Classical World, Art

Drawing, Magazine Improvisation or Chance

As a visual artist, when starting a drawing, I never know exactly from where to begin an what shall be the final outcome…I am guided by something I have in mind at the very moment I make the drawing…So it is not a linear process…It is open and by chance…Now when writting an article the process is linear, logical, leading clearly from argument to argument from thougtht to thougtht…But what will happen if I wrote an article like making a drawing: open and by chance…….SEE BELOW:

.3.  Kiedy odkryłeś w sobie potrzebę mówienia poprzez sztukę i czym jest dla Ciebie Twoja twórczość?
How did it happen that you found the art way to express your feelings? What your art means for you?
ANS…To tell you the truth it didn’t happen ..it was always so…some sort of metaphorical singularity  where calculations are meaningless.. and explanations breakdown or in short: I don’t know..so art as a “meaning “ is what I am living consciously and unconsciously…also when most of my life I do other things.

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“Copy comes from the Latin copius, source of abundance. In its essence as a proof of fecundity (the ancient emblem of the cornucopia), “mechanical (and digital) reproduction” today seems more justified than ever in its zeal to impose its scenario and its statute, in a very natural way, on the liquid society of revisionism, cognitive dissonance and “copy and paste”—in which everything is shared, replicated, resuscitated—exerting itself in an inexhaustible game of resemblances, bent on delivering new levels of originality. The texts gathered here by ten authoritative contributors gravitate around the “migration of the aura” (Bruno Latour) and its easy landing places, prompting reflection on many practices of imitation, counterfeiting and falsification, as well as the concepts of authenticity, authorship, autography—and, of course, of copying, good or bad.” see here.

 

What is he thinking...

What is he thinking..

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…I Will Never Know…

….You Will Never Know….

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 .SILENCE.

 

“I have also been greatly inspired by magazines and by the immediacy that a magazine can have on the viewer. You can find it anywhere, it can travel much easier than an exhibition. So, the potential of the printed page, just like the potential of the photocopy as a venue for art, has been with me from the start.

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“Improvisation or Notebook”

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The End of Silence

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Classical World, Art, Comics Drawings

Improvising an Art-Book as a Graphic Novel

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Improvising an art-book as a graphic novel is perhaps a crazy idea, but after viewing the video on Keith Jarret where he talks about  “The Art of Improvisation” ” and remembering what he says:  …” improvisation is to begin a musical piece from scratch with no antecedents to be based on”…(loosely quoted from the video clip), I took the same idea to comics drawing.

My no-antecedent and from scratch comics drawing only source was the Russian movie ” Night Watch” by director Timur Bekmambetov. I remember vaguely what the film was about. Perhaps the  theme, a mystical battle between the forces of evil and the forces of good in his modern Russian version was the trigger to chose “Night Watch”.

Well  I hadn’t the slightest idea from where to begin. So I began to screen the movie on my computer and each time I was impressed by a passage I stopped the screening and draw the scene, drawing finally  a sequence of 250 pictures pictures guided randomly by my visual feelings .

With my first drawing   I was confronted with the question in what style to draw? Looking  at the art of well know artist I admired their fine artwork. Magnificent examples are the drawings by Dave Gibbons for Alan Moore’s graphic novel “Watchmen“:

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But I am not a graphic arts artist so my skills to make  something like Dave Gibbons’s drawings for “Watchmen”,  where very doubtful. It was  obvious to me that my drawings should be closer to my personal instincts: disliking ‘beautiful drawings but also appreciate them, and finding the right touch to merge   beauty and ‘bad’ drawing.

Finally, this ‘graphic novel’ was not intended to act as a graphic novel but more as an experimental art book, where what I draw was done on the fly without much correcting.

Here is a sequence from chapter 2 . To view the full images, please click one each  pictures.

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For those interested in technicalities. Perhaps a bizarre choice, but I draw directly into a hardcover book by Nobel winner physicist Richard Feynman called “Feynman Lectures on Gravitation”. My drawing tools where black markers with different point size. The markers bleed through each page. Taking tipp-ex as a substitute for white acrylic  I painted  on the unwanted black  marks.  After restoring the white color and letting some black or gray spots on each page,  the original book text on gravitation shimmering through the tippex fluid serve as a canvas to draw each new picture.

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