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I'm becoming more and more aware what kind of I want to make:
I want my art to be spontaneous. Like a feeling straight from the gut. No self-censoring.
I don't want to pack additional meaning into my paintings. I don't want to construct it consciously. Subconsciously has to suffice.
I want my art to be accessible. I want it to be raw, understandable without the need to know too much about art, art history etc.
I want my art to be easy to ship, without excessive amounts of waste.

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So here we go again! This is yet another replication of myself in the fediverse. I want to use this account to connect to other artists and post my artsy stuff. I've acquired a taste for different styles and techniques: I love with and and like . So here are some of my more pieces!

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Saw some videos of lads in Hong Kong responding to tear gas so fuckin effectively

Cops would fire a canister at a group of protestors, and then 5-6 people would run over and douse it or throw a damp rag over it to throw it back at the cops. That’s some SHIT man. That’s incredible. That’s a level of organized that I don’t think I’ve ever seen in any demos in the US

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Thoughts from an 'ally' to 'allies' 

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Forgot to post these several weeks ago so here are some more sketchbook pages with ravens and a couple owls.

Also: I just got sucked into thinking "Hey, perhaps I want to try this again, printing my art on clothes!" Then I spent some time trying to design things and remembered how much I hate it.

Then I realized that my art isn't made for mass (re-)production /consumption. It's made to be physically visited in it's true, singularly existing form.

Here, have this painting! It's from my "whiteout" series I didn't know I was making until yesterday. It's called "They said I am hard to love (it was you not me)" and it's about friends who are shitty to me.

OMG! Look what arrived in the mail! It's the Urban Abstraction Tarot!
makeplayingcards.com/sell/mark

The quality is really quite good, the cards are printed nicely and cut very precisely. "The Hermit" must be one of the cards where the printer struggled the most with my strange colors and weird contrasts, but even that one is quite good!

"For Exposure (You Love What You Do, So Do It For Free)"
Every creator of art, music, design, writing has to battle with the conception that a) you do what others do as a hobby so it must be FUN, right? b) if it's fun, it isn't REAL work, c) getting paid for fun things is optional.
Blergh.
Creative people need to live and eat, too. And the creative process may be fun at times, but requires hard and constant work beyond what can be called recreational.

Here's my painting process for the piece "Where is the Revolution", if you're interested
youtu.be/8tgehg2eAsw

I got new safety gear!

Photo shows a person with a mask, eye contact.

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The more affordable version of the Urban Abstraction Tarot is ready! If you're interested, you can find it here
printerstudio.com/sell/designs
I was able to keep the price unter $22.
You can find the cards with slightly better quality paper (330gsm vs. 300 gsm) and a slightly better fitting format here
makeplayingcards.com/sell/mark for $28.
Additionally, shipping costs are lower for most ppl via printerstudio.com

art / getting things done, aka struggling all day all the way, also caps 

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Sorry for the typo in the picture description. It's a "painting", of course, not an "antun", whatever that may be. 😂

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The more affordable version of the Urban Abstraction Tarot is ready! If you're interested, you can find it here
printerstudio.com/sell/designs
I was able to keep the price unter $22.
You can find the cards with slightly better quality paper (330gsm vs. 300 gsm) and a slightly better fitting format here
makeplayingcards.com/sell/mark for $28.
Additionally, shipping costs are lower for most ppl via printerstudio.com

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being an artist, rejection, all in all (+) 

being an artist, rejection, slight sarcasm, all in all (+) 

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