Arto on the Walk – Day 5 to 6

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Art On The Walk, at the Henry Deane Plaza Monday 10th – Friday 14th October between 8.00am-7.00pm. Over the week follow each work of art on facebook.com/henrydeaneplaza and get a chance to vote for your favourite artist at henrydeaneplaza.com.

Day 5

The day was fine and slightly windy, my drawing was bombed with bird dropping at least 6 times, much cleaning and adjustment was needed to fix those wounds. I mainly focused on tonal rendering and added a small frog(kek) to the drawing, many small areas of focus to clarify the multi-level story that was unfolding.

I was asked many things by the audience, one thing I did say more than once, “If Rembrandt was working on a drawing in his studio for a number of weeks before he started to paint, this would be the equivalent drawing. The difference would be, I am in the middle of Sydney, drawing on the ground, in a plaza with thousands of passers by, chatting and taking photos, working for only 5 days, I am sure Rembrandt would find the 21st century an undesirable place, noisy, full of distractions and not a place to contemplate deep and meaningful ideas on a drawing board, let alone a master work. ”

I talked to many while I defined the artistic vision, getting ever closer to the end. A few more small things and all was done.

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Day 6

I arrived at 9.20, I had missed an earlier train. I just added 4 leaves on the main tree and cleaned someones absent minded foot prints from 2 parts of the drawing. Minor adjustments to some needed areas, signed it and all was done. In those 5 and a bit days I spent at least 7 hours a day standing with my legs apart drawing with the end of the pencil, enjoying every painful lunge, with a great desire to render my deep ideas , I never felt tired or listless, only pure CHI, as I had only honor and love to drive all my inspirations, not monetary gain.

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The photo is not quite the best, I had a problem with the lighting, I will re-post a better picture in the future.

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I hope you enjoyed my creative journey, I will write a 20 page essay on the meaning and my considerations that took place while I dug deep into what has occurred in the history of the 20th century and what we have forgotten about from our ancient past, something I contemplated in those 5 days, where many others I know would take years for same outcome, as a masterwork does not fall out of an empty shelf.

Many decades of drawing have taught me to simplify the subject, harmonize the composition and let the viewer become involved in the process of piecing the story together, without too many complex thematic images or jarring abstracted ideas, each which can take away the underlying beauty and truth of artistic expression.

Modern art (or Post Modern Art) has no longer a place in the life of man in the 21st century, it has completely failed in communicating a balance of the deep emotional needs, spiritual and intellectual wants of a complex world that has incoherent images thrust into every aspect of our daily life. As a working Artist I have passed though the fire and brimstone of every modern art genre and found that our survival as intelligent, self reliant humans have been sorely compromised by the fake “isms” that has its only goal of supplying a never ending stream of “junk art” to fill the Modern/Post Modern Art Industry, enriching the Galleries and destroying the Artists. I have made it my goal to restore the faith in the ability of our Artists to present beauty, truth and a deep dialog with those who want to become enlightened in our population. My art has a tradition that is thousands of years old and it will survive many more, the deconstruction of art in the 20th century was but an aberration doomed to destroy itself and finally become something to be scorned.

Thanks for following my work, Regards Arto.

 

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One Response to “Arto on the Walk – Day 5 to 6”

  1. Cono Says:

    Good Boy Arto,
    since I am the antipodes I have not had the opportunity and joy to see you at work and then I had to settle of your photos. True that contemporary art live in the museums, as it is also true that in the museum you can only see the past … a bit ‘like going to the cemetery to read the names of the people famous but dead.
    You draw “dead landscapes” to indicate the death of Culture, not the Nature because you are alive and vital. My dear friend, preserves the health and the fun: people passes and goes in the opposite direction, because all you are not paying, not worth anything.
    God bless you.
    Cono

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