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    A new movement in art- Companionism



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    Quite intriguing, I might try it myself sometime. Nice find .

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    Not to be an ass, but the guy sounds kinda flakey to me. Not doubting his sincerity, but the "completing the circle of oneness we all share" stuff and apparent assertion that much of art today is primarily destructive and negative make me wonder if he's given much thought to the meaning of the words "vacuous art philosophies", as he calls them.

    But I'm sure it's very heartfelt on his part, I just wish his stuff had more big-breasted women with uzis.

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    I don't see anything different from other "fine art" pieces out there. Am I missing something really deep here? I usually hate having to read an essay in order to figure out what a visual artist was trying to represent.

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    "For the artist, companionism is more of a verb than a noun. "Companionism is
    something we do. The art is representational of this energetic dynamic, but it is also
    the dynamic itself. Literally. I could care less about stuffy philosophies from tired
    artworld mags. I'm interested in energetic aesthetics -- the physics of what the art is
    actually doing in the world, how it responds to and interacts with humanity. I am
    constantly wondering: 'Can art actually contribute to -- rather than take away from --
    this world? Can art do something besides being an impetus for vacuous art
    philosophies, and 'suffering' artists' tirades and spectacles of death and
    destruction?' I think it can. In fact, I've seen how art can change lives for the better."

    "Everyone needs this kind of
    companionism. For me, who cares how 'good' art looks if it doesn't DO any good. I
    want to create good art that does good -- I want to create art that actually empowers
    and heals humanity."

    a quote from his site

    “Yours is a gentle soul and your art is
    absolutely perfect. it speaks of new light --
    the FIRE within -- and of new life.
    You are the REAL one.”

    ~SASCHA SIEGEL

    personally..i think he's full of crap. his "vision" is pretty expensive.

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    I don't know how he could think that something like a Sargent, Bougereau, Ingres, Waterhouse, or any other phenomenal artist has taken away from the world. If anything, most art I've seen has been enriching. It sounds like he wants to try to break from the rest of the "fine art" pack in order to make his paycheck a little easier to obtain, but I think he is full of it up to his ears.

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    I don't care what "he" says his art stands for. If I don't experience what his art is "supposed " to be accomplishing with out some long ass explanation, then he is just full of shit. The art should should stand well on it's own.
    "If one advances confidently in the direction of
    his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he
    has imagined, he will meet with a success
    unexpected in common hours."
    - H.D. Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhawk
    I usually hate having to read an essay in order to figure out what a visual artist was trying to represent.


    Quote Originally Posted by otis
    If I don't experience what his art is "supposed " to be accomplishing with out some long ass explanation, then he is just full of shit. The art should should stand well on it's own.


    yeap yeap

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