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Work 00099 abstraction (cyan, blue, orange, red)

Work 00099 abstraction (cyan, blue, orange, red) published on No Comments on Work 00099 abstraction (cyan, blue, orange, red)
See http://s.earthbound.io/2y for original, print and usage ~ The swirling strokes in this were achieved with the liquid ink bristlecone preset in Corel Painter 2016 ~ A hoity-toity robot talks about this at http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
Work 00099 abstraction (cyan, blue, orange, red)

The swirling strokes in this were achieved with the liquid ink pine preset in Corel Painter 2016. Tap or click image for ~2K resolution, free for personal use. Here's a link to prints and merchandise available at pixels.com, and another link to prints available at ImageKind at up to ~ 35" x 56".

The following variant and resource images which I made along the way, I release into the Public Domain:

Variant via the Filter Forge "side to side" filter by Skybase:

An alpha resource via the Filter Forge Terrain Hightfield Generator by LigH; I used this (and variants of it) as a transparency channel in filter layers to make uneven interesting application of filters:

Work 00091 abstact line art, with variant 2 randomly colored

Work 00091 abstact line art, with variant 2 randomly colored published on No Comments on Work 00091 abstact line art, with variant 2 randomly colored
See http://s.earthbound.io/2t for archive, print and use options. ~ Doodled, scanned, fixed up and vectorized by yours truly. A hoity-toity robot talks about this at http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
Work 00091 abstact line art black and white

See http://s.earthbound.io/2u for archive, print and use options. Randomly colored via http://s.earthbound.io/BWsvgRandomColorFill ~ Original black and white version doodled, scanned, fixed up and vectorized by yours truly. A hoity-toity robot talks about this at http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
Work 00091 abstact line art variant 2 random colors

Images link to 4200x px resolution images, free for personal use.

What does the colored version make you think of / feel / postmodern / angst / ruminate / ritualize? If you do not know, the COMPUTER-GENERATED POSTMODERN "ARTIST STATEMENT" DRAWING HAT can tell you what you should think of (and were an uninformed, unwashed fool for not thinking of). My thoughts hidden at the end of the post with a "show" link. The drawing hat just now produced:

During the days in the exhibition in which this work is featured, visitors walk over and occupy territory usually reserved for videos. The ambiguous signification of deep space is, upon close inspection, confounded by the next generation of Greek immigrant experience in various stages of the world of Frederic Kunath.

Whooooooa. That's totally deep.

Here also is the original vector art which may have unexpected fill patterns–I didn't check; I just ran my color fill randomization script against it. The vector source and these images are free for personal use. Click the below image to open the original .svg file.

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And since you're indulging me, I googled Frederic Kunath (and got the corrected spelling), and found this tripe under his name; my responses are interspersed.

Inextricably entwining the experience of the ordinary with the sublime, Friedrich Kunath's work explores interior sensation, recontextualization and abstraction, and oppositional relationships that propel emotional experience.

First, please don't noun verbs gratuitously. You could have just written "opposed." Second, no, it doesn't. That sentence only makes sense in a way that cannot communicate anything of direct value. That statement is in outer space, or an inner space that no one can (or should) comprehend. In trying to restate it in clearer terms, this is what I got:

His artwork totally mixes ordinary with awesome, and makes us think of the thinky things inside us that change and oppose and are, like, abstract–and things that oppose each other that make us feel the things. The awesome things.

DUDE. USE THAT INSTEAD. So much better. So much more honest.

Within his painting, installation, and sculpture, images and objects build upon themselves in a layered stream of consciousness driven by the autobiographical, the conceptual, and the emotional.

No, they don't do that. I see some layered things in his art. But they don't make me think of his or mine or anyone's autobiography–much more strike me as some representation of consciousness. There is absolutely nothing here other than this dumb statement that would ever make me think of anything even remotely near that concept–and I'm not seeing or feeling anything specially conceptual or emotional. I am affected by the works. There's something cool and emotional about them, and I say that sincerely. But try for your statement instead:

He makes different kinds of art, and that's cool. If you could make your brain fart loudly enough to make you believe his art touches a totally deep, personal story, that would be awesome! Especially if it was like, conceptual, like, "high concept," you know?! Like an elevator pitch that made people cry! Booyeah!

The act is an embrace of existence –

What act? You refer to no action at all as if there was some act going on. Wow! Your inflated series of nouns–and an invented verby noun–! are so, like, actionous!

I'm not getting your vibe here. Actually, I am, and I hate it: self-important.

both vibrant and mundane – where irony and melancholy coalesce with his version of "sad optimism," and nostalgia wanders between past and future. Together, disparate yet individually familiar elements propose a kaleidoscopic view of somewhere between dreamscape and reality.

I can't. I just can't.

That! That is what my artist statement drawing hat mocks!

The last sentence is the only one I could maybe stretch my disbelief to see in the paintings, but I'm not into this poetic tone over art. I'd rather you just say . . . I don't know. Probably nothing. We don't have to write blasted thesis statements about art, and it's usually pointless to try. Leave the rest to professors who can make statements about art whose creators are dead, so they aren't around to say "What?!" Or about art whose creators are alive and wearing the Emperor's new clothes.

I make exceptions where there's actually substance or poetry to the statements. I don't see enough of that to generally recommend that any artist or curator so write. Not that I'm in a place to recommend. This is my blog. I'm ranting.

Work 00061 abstraction in four variants

Work 00061 abstraction in four variants published on No Comments on Work 00061 abstraction in four variants
If, when I am creating a digital work, I come across e.g. compelling color variations in the process, I save them as variants and sometimes work the variants up further. That's the case here.

Abstraction (work 00014), book cover for short story "DOCILE AS A LAMB"

Abstraction (work 00014), book cover for short story "DOCILE AS A LAMB" published on 1 Comment on Abstraction (work 00014), book cover for short story "DOCILE AS A LAMB"
See http://s.earthbound.io/2j for original, print and usage. ~ I used #3DSMax and #SoulburnScripts to randomly scatter and rotate brush-stroke textured tiles, then worked up the resulting render further in #CorelPainter and #Photoshop. ~ A hoity-toity robot talks about this at http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
Abstraction (Work 00014)

Two variant works with color hue-shifted in Lab color mode (it produces more human-perceptual-friendly color changes than the brute math of RGB):

See http://s.earthbound.io/2h for original, print and usage. ~ I used #3DSMax and #SoulburnScripts to randomly scatter and rotate brush-stroke textured tiles, then worked up the resulting render further in #CorelPainter and #Photoshop. ~ A hoity-toity robot talks about this at http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
Abstraction (Work 00014 color variant 2 faded lavendar)
See http://s.earthbound.io/2i for original, print and usage. ~ I used #3DSMax and #SoulburnScripts to randomly scatter and rotate brush-stroke textured tiles, then worked up the resulting render further in #CorelPainter and #Photoshop. ~ A hoity-toity robot talks about this at http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
Abstraction (Work 00014 color variant 3 slightly desaturated magenta)

Click the images to open larger ones, free for personal use. This was formerly entitled Abstraction 00021. And last and least . . .

See http://s.earthbound.io/2k for original, print and usage. I dedicate this work to the Public Domain. You can use it for your own scary, trite book cover without restriction. ~ A hoity-toity robot talks about this at http://s.earthbound.io/artgib
DOCILE AS A LAMB book cover

Who was it that asked for a painting of an ionic column embedded with a cleaver, flowing with blood like a sacrificial altar? Oh. Well, here it is anyway. This is for my soon-to-be-published (eBook via smashwords) short story of that title, which story is the most seriously deeply disturbed thing I have ever and may ever, uh, written. If somebody actually wanted a print of this, though, I might be disappointed. I don't know why I would put that on my wall. Print not available.*

But isn't that other one a nice, bright, colorful, pretty, abstract painting? As you can see, we take all kinds here.

*I'm not even really sure why I'd put this on my blog. In keeping with "I'm paying attention to you, whatever you give me, Image Brain?" Did you know if you do that with any part of your brain–just sketch or sing into a voice recorder or write or whatever anything your brain gives you–did you know that if you do this, then your unconscious realizes you are paying attention, and it gives you more music or images or whatever to create? This is my experience. Caveat: this does not mean you should publish anything and everything your brain gives you ;) but if you do this, you may find yourself creating things you wish to publish.