View Full Version : It's Finally Finished?
March 17th, 2005, 02:18 AM
This is oil on canvas, more as a traditional painting, but every gallerist....no, no thanks, we want landscapes with deers and this type of stuff.... Any thoughts? I belive I better turn to illustration....
The blind luck mechanism
Searching the pure light
The mechanism of initiation
March 17th, 2005, 02:22 AM
interesting work, good titles too. Those are always important imo
March 17th, 2005, 02:25 AM
Wow I like these a lot. I think I see some influence from de Chirico, Dali and maybe H Bosch?
Any story/concept behind these?
March 17th, 2005, 02:38 AM
I really like all the effects you have managed to create. Awesome concepts.
March 17th, 2005, 07:02 AM
I really like your work, really inventive and its abstractness doesnt disorientate anyone. I like!
March 17th, 2005, 11:17 AM
I love your imagery!!! Very cool! How do you think of shit like that?
Don't get discouraged about the gallery thing. Keep trying, if it's what you really want. There IS a gallery out there that would represent you. You just have to find it. Heck, anyone can do deers (yawn), but I don't think there are many out there who can come up with the stuff you do. Don't give up!
March 17th, 2005, 11:28 AM
i like those but wouldnīt buy them yet ;)
keep working on your color and rendering.
i'd say make sure you have concepts 'n stories to sell with em and keep looking for a gallery interested in your stuff, while trying to push the overall quality even further.
having patience always will pay off.
i'm trying to help, not to tell ya that your stuff is bad or something (it absolutely isnīt)
March 17th, 2005, 01:08 PM
you dont need to go into illustration, you just need a better gallery.
try NYC, i have seen galleries sell all sorts of stuff.
there is a guy who uses the psuedonym McTwist. he does grafitti. i have seen galleries carry his spray can work.
if he can find a gallery, you can find a gallery.
try the soho area. im certain someone will bite.
great pieces by the way.
March 17th, 2005, 01:16 PM
you dont need to go into illustration, you just need a better gallery.
try NYC, i have seen galleries sell all sorts of stuff.
Definitely. Check out California galleries, too. There are a bunch of places in LA and SF where you would fit in.
March 17th, 2005, 05:47 PM
great stuff! how big are they?
March 17th, 2005, 05:58 PM
wow man.. nice titles, nice ideas, nice skills, everything is awesome man.
nothing to crit exept on the old music the buildings in the back are very boring and they need more.. like cracks in walls, other buildings, ppl, etc.. :perv:
March 17th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Awsome! reminds me of Dali.
March 18th, 2005, 04:33 AM
They're well made, but as art for a wall I think they'd distract too much and clash with most sofas. As concept art they are fun but they make my pretention meter explode.
Certainly is a conundrum. I think you'd be good at illustration.
March 18th, 2005, 05:57 AM
Thanks to all for your post and support! This site is really great !
To reply to some questions:
Francis: Yes, you can find the influence of more painters in my works - Dali, Magritte ( strange I was born in the same day as he, and I see thinks like him - but not easy to see that in the paintings posted here...don't know if are the stars or coincidence...)
Dynamo: I don't really think in the first steps, I'm more possessed at first, the idea came, and after that is easy, just think to small details...
Dan.v.D.:the problem is that I was indoctrinated... must agree the signature of STEAK-TRON: "effects brush is like a drug, it's not good if you use it a lot", your critics help, thanks !
DSillustration and Elwell: I contacted the galleries on the Internet, unfortunately I live in Romania- you didn't knew that, left my address blank until now, can't simply get my paintings and search a gallery on the opposide side of the Earth....
Jacobsteel: The medium size is 100 X 80 cm, I don't paint on huge surfaces.
March 18th, 2005, 06:31 AM
Immediatly thought of dali when i saw them...
one of my favorite painters too...
First works best for me. I would indeed add a few extra details to some of the big areas like the wall our sky in the other works. Or actually keep it in mind for future works.
Keep posting on the boards :)
March 18th, 2005, 08:46 AM
Surreal. Very nice. Something that would look great framed on a wall.
March 18th, 2005, 11:57 AM
I think these are wonderful. Vintage surrealism, and yet fresh and modern as well. I wish you were here in Philadelphia--there's an exclusive Dali retrospective going on right now. My wife and I are finally going to get to it this weekend.
I agree with Elwell and DSillustration. I realize you're in Romania, but there are quite a few galleries in Philadelphia who would jump at this--SPECTOR, the Roger LaPelle Gallery. I hope there's at least a possibility that you might be able to show your work on our side of the ocean
By the way--to the NYC crowd, there's a new gallery (I think in Chelsea) that used to be here in Philly. Great stuff--Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Dave Cooper, Joe Sorren, lots more. Look here: www.jonathanlevinegallery.com/ (http://www.jonathanlevinegallery.com/)
March 18th, 2005, 12:06 PM
I get the feeling though, that they look 10 times better in real life.
March 18th, 2005, 01:22 PM
Thanks a lot, I will contact the galleries that you told me, hope to have more luck.
Here are 2 recent paintings, tha last one is still in work.
The unwritten myth of Coca Cola
The portrait of the abstract voice of God :}
March 18th, 2005, 02:32 PM
Actually I think you should go into illustration. I honestly don't know how the whole gallery scene works, but I would imagine shipping and insuring art from Romania to New York or any other US city would be quite expensive. Some artists like Kent Williams do just fine in both galleries and as an illustrator.
But doing freelance editorial illustration, you could do it from anywhere. I can easily see your work fit right into the Society of Illustrators crowd. You should try to contact some of those artists to see what their thoughts are. Donato floats around these forums and he is a member of SOI. Get that Artist's Market book and start sending out samples maybe. Or try to find an art representative here in the USA that can get you editorial jobs, book covers, etc.
P E N Ricklund
March 18th, 2005, 02:46 PM
Shit, this is some really good stuff.
The titles of your works are great they really help one to get the right felling.
Keep it up. I hope to see more of this great stuff.
March 19th, 2005, 11:17 AM
Great Stuff. I always loved surrealism. Yours reminds me to Dali :)
May 5th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Thanks to all. I didn't think before at the assurance, I imagined that the gallery make it. Well, I sell them on eBay for now, is not so bad after all.
Here are 2 new paintings.
May 5th, 2005, 03:40 PM
cool stufff, its like Dali with a darker tone.
i like the last goat lady but that isnt so surreal.
May 5th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Seriously gal, awsome stuff. Massive creds to ya!
Love these paintings, the last one looks like the devils woman.
I think you could fit in good in both illustration and galleries.
Would be really cool to see some pencilsketches.
May 5th, 2005, 04:00 PM
ooh these are awesome, very nice work.
May 5th, 2005, 04:32 PM
do keep us up to date on how your paintings fare on Ebay! They better sell for big money... ;)
I LOVE that apple/plastic eve painting! Amazing imagination! Everything works! OW OWW!
May 6th, 2005, 02:31 AM
I sell them for 200 - 300 $ on eBay. I'm not the most inspired seller at all, but in my country the life is cheap, so isn't so bad. But I'm open to any suggestion..........
May 6th, 2005, 03:01 AM
I think you're great for both Fine Art and Illustration. Very much reminds me of Dali! You have great imagination!
November 25th, 2005, 02:55 AM
Here's my last one: Music's Alchemy
November 25th, 2005, 03:32 AM
Your works are really immaculate, i love the surrealisticness of them all, the imagery is so creative and well rendered.
November 25th, 2005, 04:13 AM
I really hope you get a good munny of your work, these are really cool! I do believe you that might be hard to get these marketed but I have no doubts someone will notice them eventually.
And about illustrations - you seem to have a good website to sell yourself with, why not try! I mean it is a good way to earn extra, to do commercial paintings. I do illustrations on a smaller scale - to a newspaper, they don´t have to be so refined and grand since they are "read" so quickly and therefor I don´t spend so much time on them. (Just few days ago I did my first illustration with oil paints, can be found from my sketchbook if interested.) But I am sure there are many instances out there who want quality illustrations. You could do it for sure.
Damn nice. And good titles. :D
November 25th, 2005, 05:39 AM
These are all great! Good luck finding a gallery....
November 25th, 2005, 08:12 AM
Wow, you are the new Dali! Very nice paintings:) Great ideas, colors and composition. Nothing to crit. And you sell them for only 200-300 bucks?
They r unpayable;)
November 25th, 2005, 11:48 AM
That gallerist is not taking this? It's like throwing away a suitcase of money.
These works are fantastic. I've been staring at them for half an hour. Incredible!
The imagery, the fantasy, the thoughts underneath... OldMusic and the GoatGirl... I'd buy them, if I could afford it.
You could of course become an illustrator with this kind of images in your mind, you'd certainly find a job. But then again, if painting is your life... then paint!
How about a little trip to, I don't know, London, Brussels, Paris? Take your paintings with you, and visit some galleries... You never know. Maybe Romania isn't into art.
You're great, these are great. Please keep them coming.
November 25th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Yea, I agree with the rest of the posts. F**k Romania and their cheap living costs, these beautiful works need what they deserve, more dough! I say go for it, you gotta try outside in the big world, where the minds are more open!
How much time do you spend on them btw?
(And no, I didnt REALLY men f**k Romaina, Im sure its a great place to live.)
November 27th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Holy crap, I don't know where to start. These rock. I especially like the one with the two robots (?) embracing. I had to study each of these a bit to take them all in.
November 27th, 2005, 08:18 PM
You got some nice paintings here. Its not easy to market surrealist work in a gallery. I don't know a whole lot about galleries, but most I would assume would want to sell art that is "easily hangable" in someones house. Landscapes, abstract art,ect... There is Echo Gallery in Chicago that show cases fantasy themes and of course Morpheus. Also do illustrations as well and market your name and style. I assume that after you have built a name for yourself, the better chance you have to get yourself in a gallery. Best of luck.
November 27th, 2005, 08:21 PM
my goodness, everything you do is so weird, I LOVE IT! my favorite is the Music's Alchemy, I love that one alot, great amazing work, please keep it up man.
November 28th, 2005, 02:55 AM
November 28th, 2005, 07:31 PM
I like the later ones a lot more, The rendering looks sharper and has better contrast. All in all, I really like all of these.
November 28th, 2005, 07:46 PM
you gotta tell me your name on ebay id def look into buying one. also you should consider moving to america so you can teach me how to paint like that with oils;)
November 28th, 2005, 09:26 PM
I kind of see a little Dali and H.R. Gieger influence in these...those are two of my favorite painters, well, and you now, too. I really like these...
November 28th, 2005, 09:49 PM
that music's alchemy one is flat out amazing. the shine and the light and the reflection and the alfjsdlfjdsalfk;jasl;kfj alkjf;akflj!!!!!! impressive man, makes my eyes liquify with wonder
November 28th, 2005, 10:35 PM
Your really good ! Some of them remind me of Soryama's more twisted work
November 29th, 2005, 08:18 AM
Wow lots of replies, thanks again to all.
I contacted a few galleries on the web, not from Romania. Here I'm sure they will accept them, but is a poor market, as I sell on eBay, where I prefer to sell them at this moment, at least I have a few buyers from outside the country.
"ElvisMcVegas" - The last ones look sharper, and with a better contrast-is what I follow now, I still have a lot to learn.
"unknown_epiphany" - my eBay user is beautiful4est (http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZbeautiful4est) and don't ask me twice to come to give you oil lessons, because I will. I can't wait to get out of the house, this year I was more than 5 months gone - 1 month I was with the eyes on a kid in Switzerland as aupair, then 3 months as a ecologist volunteer on a island in Greece. But I didn't had the chance to go to good galleries.
"timpaatkins"- I spend until 4 days up to 2 weeks, depending how clean is the idea. Somketime I make radical changes, and I get stuck, it seems to be never finish. Romania is not bad at all to live in it, just is to a smaller scale. Is a very peaceful life here :)
November 30th, 2005, 12:43 AM
I will ask you twice then lol. I have never been into Geiger or Dali ( though i did see the Dali exhibit in Philadelphia.. awesome stuff.) I still appreciate the abstract ideas but i like your style. It shows a part of you and also is very enjoyable to everyone else. Plus anyone from the philadelphia area better go see bodyworks cuz its worth the admission price.
December 13th, 2005, 03:57 PM
This is my last one "Exil Song" oil/canvas as usual
December 14th, 2005, 07:46 AM
I think there are some great elements here. You're painting style is really nice, the flat faces(but beutifully structured), skewed perspective and distinct outlines. It makes me think of middle age art for some reason, and that's a great thing.
You're surreal ideas are good generally, but some feel a bit too simple. It's hard to say what it is, but a surreal idea must still give a strong feeling, and some of this just feels like "uhh... let's add some eyes to this cube".
On the other hand, you have some really strong imagery, i think the best of the ones you've posted here is the "old music". Great bodies, great colors, great design. And that little pig-rat smelling panties deserves a painting of it's own.
I could even put that on my walls, and that means a lot.
December 14th, 2005, 08:32 AM
Can you tell me the story behind the girl-goat painting? I like it alot.
Very nice work. You have got a fan.
December 14th, 2005, 11:28 AM
These are very good, I also see what looks like a Giger influence in the biomechanical themes. Giger has been quite an influence on my art as well, although unintentionally, along with Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) which I also seem to see in your work.
These are absolutely improving as they go- I scoped your website and your basic anatomy has really improved a lot. If you can't get more than $200-$300 for a painting on eBay then there is no hope for the rest of us there. Your last piece that sold on eBay (Lost world?) I really wish I had seen when it was still for sale- at only $200 it was a steal! I'm just a starving artist myself but I would have grabbed it anyway.