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A Cult Like Agathism Rate My Art ,destroy Or Build Me Up Smiles

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 3:39 PM

feel free to critique my art and give negative - positive comments at will in order to learn and grow.Looking,diving deeper into this image I've come the conclusion that looking at the eyes the woman seems almost happy to have her fate so definite even in death right before her soul is snuffed out because she knows shes going to a better place that being out of this crazy world.By the way im unable to upload the image probably how many times ive swtched things but i'm refering to the Agathism painting.

 

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Posted by: Ken Krug on 01/30/2013 - 8:00 AM

Edit: I meant to say figure on right with gun.
Nikita, you said in your opening statement the woman seemed almost happy about her fate,
So maybe the blue works here, kind of serene, although you noted that after painting it.
I didn't take the figure on the right as a robotic police-like figure, maybe I missed something there.
I just assumed there was a relationship.

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/29/2013 - 11:47 PM

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/29/2013 - 11:36 PM

That was the deepest interpretation my art I've ever came across.I'm with on many aspects of this piece first being the distance between and its almost like the female is inviting or almost leaning towards the robotic police like figure on the right and his back is to the wall brandishing a gun.Very nice interpretation ken krug!

 

Posted by: Ken Krug on 01/29/2013 - 7:13 PM

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Some observations on your painting ďAgathismĒ.
At first glance it looks like decorative pieces of color here and there, but
upper left corner, it is target hit, fragments scattered? The figure on the left is holding
a gun which looks like it has just been fired from the position of it. He is keeping her at armsí
length. The composition has a big empty square on the bottom, centered, a gulf between them.
They are separated on the canvas as much as possible, he to the right, with his back against the wall, you
could say. She to the extreme right, exposed. Iíll leave it at that, moving onÖ You have further
separated them, literally, by choosing to use a diptych. Further again, when in one picture you
photographed the two pieces a good distance apart. You didnít make it easy to view. They were
photographed together only when asked? At least one image I remember they were apart. So their
relationship isnít seamless, obviously, itís coming apart at the seams, in the diptych. Itís interesting you
chose to paint this in a cubist style, things are fragmented and distorted.
I think you had posted on your site a pink toned version and a blue one, probably a photography
problem. Iím relying on memory here.
Blue is a nice color, but might be seen as gloomy here. In the scene depicted I might have expected
discordant or intense color. Did you make these as conscious choices, or did you just paint, as
you say you do? Also, you're not just baiting baiting viewers here, using provocative imagery, are you? Your work is
scattered a bit in style and subject. Some of it has some nice color harmony.
It has a strong graphic quality. Your line work, especially, has a frenetic energy to it.
Some pieces look older in style, like older Ď50s, Ď60s political/propaganda type posters. Was that the look you
intended? You have some nice pieces on your site.
Other thoughts were offered, I know, on other than just picture making. I donít know if you were looking
for just that.







 

Posted by: Tony Reddington on 01/29/2013 - 4:32 PM

Thwacks, Gregory, made me laugh, you covered a broad range in your comment

 

Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/29/2013 - 1:24 AM

Cogitationis poenam nemo patitur

Photography Prints

 

Posted by: Gregory Scott on 01/29/2013 - 1:12 AM

Well, you asked for candid reactions,, so that's fair, right?
I enjoy some occasional time at the range. One clear warm spring day, I commented to a friend at work that I was long overdue for a day at the range. He agreed, and we thought maybe we should leave right after work. However, the issue was to avoid Atlanta traffic.
I would have to run home and get my shotgun, I said.
I would have to run home and get my golf clubs, he said.
Pull, I said.
Thwack, he said
Boom, I said.
This was followed by maniacal laughter.

Even those who disagree can come to a mutual understanding.
I've heard that there was a Saturday Night Live skit along these lines.

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 10:41 PM

interesting i really don't think i have anything when i paint or derive ideas.They just come to me and i run and get those ideas out.Thanks as well thats the first and only portrait ive done.

 

Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 01/28/2013 - 10:37 PM

Photography Prints you know how to paint and although some of your themes are what I'd call naive I think you have something..

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 10:05 PM

at least i have a record for something lol

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/28/2013 - 10:02 PM

i can say you hold the record for changing your avatar. ideally it's best to just stick with one.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 9:43 PM

the fact is nobody knows what it means but its provocative and has sold many prints..

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 9:41 PM

misogyny. is very off on this topic although ive thought of this painting being misconstrued as such.I dont play life safe i play it on the edge and what ive seen throughout my life and what happens on a daily basis and I do love women lol.....

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 9:38 PM

its ART every body..Yea i know this gun control issue is very prominent and am a avid gun owner and collector and am very with the CONTROL of guns not the ban of them.This is what this art piece means its a means of opening discussions that are very sensitive ..

 

Posted by: Gregory Scott on 01/28/2013 - 6:01 PM

The image shown strikes me as an emotional statement, rather than a statement of somebody knowledgeable about guns, and how to use them safely.
It makes me want to ask you if you own a weapon, and if you know how to use it responsibly, for self defense or other legitimate purposes.
It also seems to reek of misogyny.
The heavy blue tint may not be accurate to the actual color of image, but it seems to work with the negative concept of the image.

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 4:31 PM

Thats absolutely what i'm aiming to do eventually.Ill be buying a dslr camera shortly and will be more aware of lighting from a natural source instead of having the art stifled from darkness.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/28/2013 - 4:27 PM

cell phones and art - don't mix.

cell phones and facebook that's ok.

you should get a scanner and scan them, or hire a pro to shoot them. use the right lighting, no distortion, noise, etc. they should look the same on the screen as they do in real life.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 4:24 PM

i need to get a better camera all photos taken with a samsung galaxy s 3

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 4:19 PM

thanks mike savad

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/28/2013 - 4:14 PM

it would be nice if you didn't change the title of the thread or the description so we don't look silly when we reply. the original text had something to do with wanting compliments.

this is the main reason you can't edit a thread after 24 hours.

---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 4:04 PM

Your both correct..thanks

 

Posted by: Alfred Ng on 01/28/2013 - 3:59 PM

First and most important : learn to take better photos of your work.

 

Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/28/2013 - 3:57 PM

do you just want compliments? i can't give any. they are poorly presented. their are at odd angles and kind of dark. not to sound insulting.

often the image can't describe itself. only in the artists mind do they think it's self explanatory, but it's really not.

styling is all over, there is no one consistent style, so it's really hard to rate based on that alone. but if you want people to look at you in a professional manner i suggest getting much better images. even if you don't plan on selling, the presentation is very important.


---Mike Savad

 

Posted by: Nik Olajuwon Shumway on 01/28/2013 - 3:52 PM

sometimes the image can only describe itself.

 

Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 01/28/2013 - 3:48 PM

Tell more about your art. :)
What is it about?

 

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