Category Archives: creativity

Art Of The World: Collage Arte from Argentina [Ignacio Rivas]

Argentine artist, Ignacio Rivas,  shares his “collage arte” with us all the way from Buenos Aires; traveling thousands of miles (or kilometers), minus the jet lag– it was well worth the “cyberspace” trip. Enjoy!

Hi! Mi name is Ignacio Rivas. Im a visual artist from Argentina, Buenos Aires and I want to share my collage arte with you.

-Ignacio Rivas

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Ignacio Rivas defines himself as an “Artist by accident”. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1989. His work is varied, and now he is working with manual and digital Collage. 
To see more art from Ignacio Rivas,  visit his Behance, find him on Tumblr, and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Special thanks to Ignacio for sharing.

 

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“INVISIBLE” | A Short Film by Christian Jackson [Watch]

Because stories are meant to be shared– a film by writer/director/storyteller Christian Jackson.

INVISIBLE is a glimpse into the life of a homeless man who teeters between his reality and society’s.

-Christian

INVISIBLE from Christian Jackson on Vimeo.

Christian Jackson is a storyteller. 

He honed his skills working in advertising where he wrote TV commercials and copy for other media before realizing his passion for film. Now he writes films, commercials, short stories, books, and captions for his Instagram photos all while directing commercials and playful films that will bring a little smile to your face. 

Just a little one. 

For more story time with Christian Jackson, visit his portfolio and follow him on Instagram.

Special thanks to Christian for sharing.

 

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“I fear being predictable, in life and in my art” [Paintings by Seren]

Traveled artist, Seren Moran shares her story.

 I fear being predictable, in life and in my art. 

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Periferia

My life has always been unstable; I have lived with different people in over ten different homes, studied in more than ten different schools, and worked in a variety of places. 

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Settled – Unplugged

I struggle to find comfort and balance while feeling alone and misunderstood. 

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Settled – Dormant

I envy stability, but I see ignorance in those who remain stagnant. 

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Settled – Ephemeral Glance

I’ve never worked well with schedules and plans, and I don’t strategize with my art. I use my impulsiveness as inspiration; my choices are made in the moment, often without a conscious thought.

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A Comunidade

I make deliberate decisions after my intuitive ones. Like dancing, I let my body do the work, moving without thinking. 

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Settled – A Penitent Summer

My curiosity drives my impetuousness-a need to face the unknown rather than hide from it. 

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Sanguine 1

I always felt the necessity to push boundaries, break rules, and I have managed to channel that energy into my art. I am constantly questioning my work and pushing past what is expected. 

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Sanguine 6

I see painting as being alive, moving in shapes, textures, and special relationships. 

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Sanguine 10

It can be chaotic or calm, stubborn or uncertain, or everything at once.

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Sanguine 18

I view my paintings as accurate depictions of my subjects; expressing emotion and honesty to the places and people I paint.

-Seren

Seren Moran was born in 1989 in Berkeley, California. In 2011, Seren graduated from San Diego State University's Fine Arts Program, with an emphasis in painting. During her junior year of college, Seren studied abroad in the highly competitive art program at the original Leonardo da Vinci School of Art, L'Accademia di Bella Arte, in Florence Italy, where all classes were taught in Italian.  
In 2012, Seren moved to Indaiatuba, Brazil, where she spent 10 months teaching English, learning Portuguese, and painting. There, she painted her Brasil Series which resulted in two exhibitions at a gallery and museum in the State of Sao Paulo. Her current work explores the transition of her returning to the Bay Area.
To see more of Seren’s paintings, visit her website, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and IG.
Special thanks to Seren for sharing.
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How to kill a billion hours [In Pictures]

How do you kill a billion hours? Just ask Seb. 

“I take pictures; here are some of them.” 
-Seb
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To see more of Seb’s photography, visit his Tumblr: howtokillabillionhours.

Special thanks to Seb for sharing.

 

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It’s Monday, Time to F@#k Sh*t Up

Today, you’re challenged to do something new. Something out of the box (whatever that may be). Something out of YOUR ordinary. Because what better way to start off the week then with a little turbulence to keep you on your toes. And if things happen to go awry, well– you have the rest of the week to make up for it.

Happy Monday

The Non-scientific Breakdown of A Critique

If you’ve ever been in a critique, chances are you probably fall into one of the following categories:

1. The Defensive Back: Like a 250lb All American, the DB has a comeback for everything and is not letting anything through that tough exterior– not even valuable feedback. Not to worry; we still love you– after the critique.

2. The Ghost: Also-known-as “Casper,” this person has a strange way of always disappearing right before that 2 hour critique.  “Hey?! Wasn’t so-and-so just here a second ago?” “They’ll be back–they left their keys.”

3. The Fat Lady: Before you get upset about the category title, remember the expression, “it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings”? Well, these guys are still slapping on paint on the way to the front of the room.  They always manage to keep things interesting.

4. The Quiet Genius: They let the work speak for itself. Deep down, we all envy them.

There are probably a lot more categories that are missing and should be added to the list. Either way just remember, it’s not you we’re critiquing– it’s the work!