So I found this artist named Amose online, and all I really know about him is that he’s French, travels a lot and takes pictures of it, has a son, and does drawings, paintings, collage, prints, sculptures, installations and outdoor art. But that doesn’t matter, because I love this cat’s work. And you can probably see why (besides the obvious reason, that its just really good). There is a definite connection between the way I abstract people and the way Amose does, using those same, fluid, almost tribal looking forms. Our color palettes are similar also, as well as an otherworldly and mysterious sense to the end result.
There’s always something so cool about seeing other artists’ work that reminds you of your own. Creative self expression can be an oddly lonely experience. There are times you can feel a lack of connection with your audience, or even completely misunderstood. When patrons buy your work or viewers express that they do connect with it, is of course very gratifying. Seeing other artists that work in ways similar to yours can help make you feel a little less lonely. A little more got. At its heart, creativity is an attempt to break out of the inherit loneliness of the human condition and connect to others. The frustrations of not having a big enough audience or more patrons can sometimes make us question why we keep trying at it. But every time we connect to others through our art reminds us why its important.
The birth announcement he made for his son.