Year: 2008

Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors Closes Temporarily

The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) in New York will close at the end of this month. While the chapel will close with a New Year’s Eve party, the project will not come to an end.

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Key to All Optical Illusions Discovered

Humans can see into the future, says a cognitive scientist. The mechanism behind that can also explain why we are tricked by optical illusions.

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Dreamscapes Book and Exhibition – Amsterdam 2008

The new Dreamscape book has been released and I travelled to Amsterdam for the book launch and exhibition. The new Dreamscapes 2009 book represents 52 artists working in imaginary realism from around the world and has 164 pages in full color. As always, the print quality is from the highest level.

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Satoshi Sakamoto Interview on Lila.info

My friend Satoshi Sakamoto was recently interviewed on Lila.org by Daniel Mirante.

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Damien Hirst – The Rijksmuseum – and the Ultimate Bling

Damian Hirst - For the Love of God

I visited the Rijksmuseum to see some of the Old Masters. Much to my surprise and disappointment, I found the entrance dominated by Damien Hirst and a queue.

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Robert Venosa Interviews Peter Gric

After spending time in the Liminal Village at the Boom Festival where he was exhibiting, Robert Venosa made his way over to Vienna. Here he paid a visit to my friend Peter Gric, who he sat down with and discussed his artwork and a little about Fantastic and Visionary movement.

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James Gleeson – Australian Surrealist – Dies Aged 92

James Gleeson I sadly discovered last night that James Gleeson, Australia’s foremost surrealist painter passed away last month, aged 92. Gleeson was an early inspiration and influence on my own artwork. His visions in paint motivated me to render my

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Madeline Von Foerster – Waldkammer – Strychnin Gallery Exhibition

Madeline Von Foerster

With much anticipation that I awaited Madeline Von Foerster’s exhibition at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin. Her “Waldkammer” series consists of nine paintings that explore humanity’s often destructive relationship with nature, executed in the manner of the Old Masters.

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Berliner Kunstsalon and Contemporary Art

In the beginning the Berliner Kunstsalon exhibited much fresh and interesting artwork from many of the local artists who were marginalized in the Berlin art market. However since then it has transformed into the same banal copycat pap seen at all of the other art fairs.

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Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Tired of life drawing? Tired of drawing the same potatoes that recline on a couch? On Saturday Anja and I sought out different schooling for our figure drawing needs. We enrolled in Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, closeted away in a small club, hidden from street view, in the Graefekiez of Kreuzberg, Berlin.

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Promethean Flames – Philip Rubinov Jacobson

Philip Jacobson has released his second and long awaited book, Promethean Flames. It also surveys the situation between the contemporary art world and the modern creative mystic.

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Surreal Worlds (Surreale Welten) Exhibition Berlin

I travelled to Charlottenburg in the west of Berlin to see the Surreal Worlds, Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection. The collection is a great surprise and contains many well known names in Surrealism. The collection has exquisite examples of surrealistic art by Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte, and with works by Odilon Redon, Paul Klee and Jean Dubuffet.

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Madeline Von Foerster’s Amazon Cabinet

The most entertaining story was how one of Madeline Von Foerster’s artworks, “Amazon Cabinet” was held by customs in Frankfurt Germany, because they thought that it was an Old Master’s artwork and not painted by a living 36 year old American artist.

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Zuvaya Studios

Zuvaya Studios is a project that Daniel Mirante co-initiated as a collaborative studio and exhibition space in a derelict industrial quater of Lewes, UK. The project aims to support the unfolding of talent in established and emerging visionary artists and to strengthen the visionary art current within the UK. Guest artists have included Luke Brown and Jarah Tree.

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Luminopolis London

This week I return to London to exhibit my artwork art at Luminopolis with Jarah Tree and Luke Brown. Alex Lee who works with the event had seen my artwork in the Liminal Village at the Boom Festival and invited me along to Luminopolis.

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Damien Hirst Like Rembrandt?

Idol' is up for auction along with 222 other works at Sotheby's.

Damien Hirst claims he is just like Rembrand, Velasquez and Goya. That’s quite a tall claim. While it can not be considered that he is making any serious comparison of artwork, he is most definitely making a superficial reference to lifestyle and business acumen.

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The Visionary Art Culture Creators Matrix that is the Liminal Village – Boom 2008

Visonary Culture Creators Discussion Panel

The Visionary Culture Creators discussion panel brought together people living all over the world to discuss how Visionary Culture is developing.

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Journey to the Boom Festival

Owing to work commitments and the randomness of available seats on stand-by airline tickets, I departed Berlin for the Boom Festival early Wednesday morning. Perhaps this was a good thing that I left at this time as I later found out that on Monday, opening day many people spent waiting the entire day in the blazing Portuguese sun to enter the festival.

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Visionary Art Culture Creators

Boom Festival 2008 is shaping up to be a very potent mix for Visionary arts. The epicentre for this can be found at the Liminal Village where a number of events and activities will take place. I’m looking forward to attending the festival for a number or reasons.

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A New Studio in Atelierhaus Mengerzeile Berlin

Studio in Atelierhaus Mengerzeile

A change of city means a change of studio. I now have a new studio in Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin.

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