Hello! I feel it's time for an updated #introcuction. I'm an #artist from Germany, exploring the boundaries between #abstractArt and naturalistic #traditionalArt. My art is usually colorful and energetic, and I like to use modern tools like acrylic #spraypaint, #markers and combine them with "traditional" #acrylicPaint and ink.
I sometimes still do #urbanSketching or #drawing. But #painting is what I currently enjoy the most!
some thoughts about "OK Boomer" from a GenX perspective
honestly, given the reactions that the phrase "OK, Boomer" have been getting in the media, you'd think packs of teens have been systematically targeting elderly people for brutal street muggings or something. but, no... it's just a phrase, and a mild one at that. why is it so upsetting?
because it's not rebellious or confrontational, which are things older people are used to getting from younger people. it's straight-up *dismissive*. and it's not something we, GenX, the first-generation children of the Boomers, ever had the chance to express.
our rebellion was taken away, repackaged, and sold back to us when we were too young to know what it was for or why it could be powerful. we grew up feeling helpless and hopeless, trapped in a world where we had nothing meaningful to say and nothing useful to do because Doom was Nigh--the ozone layer, nuclear war, the Y2K bug, politicians that hated us sending us off to wars for blatant lies. Boomers got to have their Swinging 60s--we grew up under the specter of AIDS. we were isolated from each other, so we never realized that we weren't alone. and when we were finally able to get our own voice out into the popular culture, we spoke obliquely of isolation, depression, inward-turned knives.
Been thinking about "OK Boomer" and why it seems so much more potent than the "Whatever, Grandpa" dismissal of previous generations. I think the difference is "OK Boomer" rejects not just the singular position as out of touch, but also encodes a rejection of an entire culture: you aren't just out of touch, your opinion arises from a worldview that is deemed invalid a priori. Your position is untenable *because* it arises from a cultural paradigm now considered fundamentally harmful. Savage.
I switched from transparent ultramarine blue to a semi opaque phtalo blue. The tones are close enough for my liking, and the opacity really is great! Phtalo blue also mixes beautifully! #artistLife
Will be streaming some #traditionalArt painting in about half an hour on Instagram. If you like, you can watch my current slow progress of developing my style. 😅
Bodies and clothes, body image ~
This is only tangential to Mads' thread about bodies, but we lost something specific when clothing became mass produced instead of made to order, you can really internalize the idea that you're too short/fat/etc for "normal" clothes
It's a shame to hear people say they just need to lose 10 pounds to make things fit, when the shapes you can cut fabric into are easily changeable, but the idea that you are wrong and the clothes are right is pervasive
Yo! I am a #conceptartist/character designer/#keyframes guy available for some remote #freelance work beginning November. Preferably #games/#animation. DM or email me if interest! :) See more work @ https://www.artstation.com/c780162 but this is really my current style!
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