This image I started back in early September, 2019 and today I just finished it. I like to think of it as the “pandemicus interruptus” (the things interrupted by the pandemic), but so much more was interrupted, including people’s health and lives, that I don’t dare.
In any event it belongs to that long, long series of pen/graphite on paper drawings that I started back a few years ago.
Like I have always said, I love to draw. Drawing captures me, seduces me, and allows me meditative hours alone with my art pencils and art pens. The process of creating art becomes also a way to escape the mundane and penetrate areas of reality that one cannot while doing other things, perhaps more important things.
For me the most important aspect of paintings is the flow of the black line. Life, as established within the black lines, falls into a well balanced and orderly regiment, that, believe it or not, is not encapsulating but liberating.
A drawing is like a painting, a poem, a piece of orchestral music, a book, a song or a dance choreography. It is not random. It is a wilful and artistically (artificially) created product born from the imagination, experience and desire of the artist. Art is also an academic discipline that prefers a degree and profesional standing. Art is not created intuitively but must be brought forth with research, planning, craft and a message. Finally art requires talent and talent is the result of hard work.
I believe that my JaZzArT series was done keeping that criteria well in the forefront. And the reason why I call it Jazz-Art is because, also as I’ve said before, I draw them following the three rules of Jazz music:
3) The players become composers, meaning that the composition guides itself to its logical conclusion.
Now you’ve heard from me, I’d like to hear from you, especially if you’re into art or if you’re an artist or studying art.