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  • omniasvanitas
  • Joined: Thu May 16, 2013 1:58 am
  • Last visited: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:42 pm
  • Member Type: Artist/Photographer
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  • My Real Name Dustin Parr
  • Location: Indiana
  • Age: 30
  • Occupation: Artisan
  • Interests: art history, conceptualism, philosophy
  • About Me: When I stretched a canvas for the first time, I knew that I was an artist. I began drawing and painting a little over six years ago; my first instructor taught me the limitless possibilities of creation. “Execution and emotional state,” he told me, “paintings are like snowflakes.” Since the beginning of my exploration of paint, every canvas that I have made contains an experiment of color, composition, and light. As my work has proliferated, I am able to see that I am moving toward the marriage of idealism and grunge. I want my viewers to feel comfortable through my color scheme and composition, but uncomfortable at an insinuated tension of subject or texture. Irony plays a large role in my decision making process throughout the creation of a painting.

    My imagery and style is ridden with associations instead of reference. I try to make art that is easy to read, but provocative in a way that forces the viewer to consider their own views of whatever they see.

    The medium most prevalent in my work is oil, but most pieces are combinations of different materials. It is important to my process to include combinations of mediums that will ultimately result in the decay or destruction of my work. The theme of life’s boundaries and death are subject matter or content that is a steady theme through each drawing or painting. This being said, I do not consider myself morose nor am I obsessed with “doom”. Often these subjects only surface in the face of conceptual thought. But as a part of giving the viewer a change in their experience of perception, I tell them that their world and everything in it is limited. What then is the value of pleasure and pain? When our experiences and emotions are fleeting, does that not make them precious?

    Dualities or ironies also play a large role in the process of my work. Colors that are the furthest from each other on the color wheel are the ones that I force together. I mix oil and water based materials together before I apply them to a canvas. Even the canvas itself is organized in a way that brings together associations of how a subject is viewed usually, and then how I have changed the way it is viewed. The irony in this is that it is unusual for a person to walk away from your work understanding what you are trying to say. Everyone takes a different message from the same unchanging source.

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by ehoeveler on Fri May 30, 2014 11:07 pm
Dear Dustin; We all wish you a Happy Birthday and
hope you'll be celebrating another year as a creating artist.
Take care, and Enjoy.
Ehoeveler and everybody at ASC
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by ehoeveler on Fri May 31, 2013 3:18 pm
Happy Birthday, Dustin! We're thinking of you and hope
you have a memorable day. Please keep in touch.
Thanks, Ehoeveler and everybody at ASC
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by nigelartist on Fri May 17, 2013 3:09 pm
Hello and welcome to A Singular Creation! Photograph your artworks and upload them into your own galleries as well as online Art Competitions. Join in with Art Forums and get to know other artists. You will love spending time here! Any problems please contact ‘Singular’ or one of the moderators.
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thinking about art on Tue May 21, 2013 4:37 pm
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