Holy crazy acrylic colour batman!

The awesome alarm went off as soon as my eyes hit Winston Chmielinksi’s art. I am loving the rough brush strokes and vibrant hues – hence – this is Artful Friday worthy.

While browsing through Winston’s site – I found a little something that I want to share with you:

I apply pigment to dust and people still ask why the paint’s falling apart. The intention was never to create something solid, but built upon my own body I guess it misled; one can imagine these, then, as the quilted skins of others, a slick parachuted sheen against a picture perfect sky, set afire simply for yellows and reds and ash-rimmed circles of blue.

This was found in his About page and the 1st line caught my eye “the intention was never to create something solid” – I think he might be onto something. The more we get attached to our work the more we suffer when it’s gone and in this case, it was meant to be gone.

Being stuck on one idea or style doesn’t really help you – you need to explore new terrains. You need to test and fail. You need to produce different things – some will decay, some will last – and we have to embrace both! I think that’s the spice of life. Think of it as guacamole for creativity; it adds that little unexpected zest.

Obviously, it is easier said than done, but I think it’s pretty good food for though for the weekend. What about you? Do you create things and get attached to them or do you “divorce” your work once you finish it?

Enjoy the rest of the Winston’s work and have a marvelous weekend!

PS – I am currently on vacay so posts may come a bit delayed :) Lots of love. G.

all images: Winston Chmielinski 

7 responses »

  1. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your vacation!

  2. Beautiful art! Love the first painting. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Natalie says:

    yay! i’m a big fan of winston’s – glad to see him on your blog today!

    i tend to admire my work for a short time after i’m done (and want to look at it a little too much), but eventually my mind moves on to bigger and better things and new ideas and suddenly the old piece doesn’t fit me anymore, so it’s a divorce that feels very natural. other times i get obsessed with a method and want to try it over and over and see if i can do something new, different, and better with it.

    • Hi Natalie! Yes, Winston is awesome, I’m happy I found his work – so inspiring!

      I like how you make reference to pieces not fitting anymore – that’s what I picture when some projects are done and new ones are born, it’s like a rubix cube of creativity, always changing to fit the new pieces. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

  4. Christi says:

    I love his use of color!

    -Christi at theartcake.com, an art blog

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