Wednesday, August 15, 2012

"29 HirsTanks - The Natural History in Tanks" with Damien Hirst...

The actual contemporary art exhibition at Tate Modern gallery in London (4 April – 9 September 2012) is a success, as also was planned to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics. Damyan29 mediates and interprets Hirst's art. Eccentric, cutting-edge, controversial, scandalous, ambiguous, shocking, bold, mischievous, innovative, thought-provoking, strange, experimental - all these adjectives describe Damien's art. The titles of many of the artworks presented contain philosophical statements as follows "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living ...", "For The Love of God", "Beautiful revolving sphincter, oops brown" revealing Damien's active, meditative, rebellious, nonconformist nature.

At first Damien created art objects, sculptures and put them in boxes, then then the glass boxes got transparent and filled with liquids, then Damien decided to put birds and small animals there. Later, even the massive sharks and cows got their way into Hirst's hermetic "aquariums". Later the artist placed the supreme creature homo sapiens replica into the tank. The "oh my God" effect followed....

Damyan29 presents a draft sketch where he places Damien Hirst's replica in a glass tank filled with formaldehyde called "29 HirsTanks - The Natural History in Tanks". The philosophy and the concept of this project is one inspired by the rules of the nature. One of the principles is the 'circularity principle' or bio-circle: when the creator becomes the creation, and creation becomes the creator.  At one point the creator succumbs and becomes someone else's creation or 'recreation'. Besides the fact all artists were only reflecting the world around them, today, they can transform maestros into works of art.

Damyan TwoNine adheres to the art critics as well as to the artists and stirs the question: "what is art?". Probably man can never realise that as long as everyone assumes it's definition for himself. Maybe cosmos and nature can answer us? Maybe time will show what is worth calling 'art' or is it at all necessary to call  "art" the creations of certain artists like Damien Hirst that may have values beyond the frames of what people put in the concept of art? If what the artists call art is not anymore art - then how we'd call the artist then? 'Non-artists' or philosophers ?

What do you think regarding this topic? Has contemporary art gone mad or it's going through a unique process transcending and uniting sciences? Your opinion is precious. Have your say freely in the comments section and justify your opinion in a constructive way.

Friday, February 24, 2012





Saturday, February 11, 2012

Video Art. Short Artistic Mini-Clip. Video & Sound Montage by Damyan29

"Nature Speaks. Sense Of Our Existence"
Video Clip Version 1.
April, 2008.

Comment: May the nature & our approach to nature teach us more about who we really are, so, that we can enjoy our life more & be more productive, happy & successful. First watch & listen, then simply watch without the sound and then listen without watching. Let me know what you felt after.

"Nature Speaks. Sense Of Our Existence"
Video Clip Version 2.
April, 2008.

Comment: Nature has all the answers. All we create & do is nothing comparing to the nature's forces & greatness. Let's worship the mother nature and the Mother will worship us. Watch & listen to the clip very attentively. It is recommended to have relatively quiet ambiance & balanced state of mind & spirit for the best enjoyment & understanding of this kind of art.

Please feel free to express your thoughts about the art samples & presentations I share here with. Thanks for your time & attention. Damyan29

Friday, February 10, 2012

DAMYAN29's Artistic Photography Entries for the "This Was - This Is" Contest 2012, Budapest, Hungary

  • ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST "This Was. This Is." 2012. "Label your past, mark your present!" DAMYAN29's 5 entries. SEE THE IMAGES ABOVE.

  • THEME OF THE CONTEST: What part does the past play in our present? "This was. This is." aims to incite reflection on the importance of things and ideas considered "historical" within our lives in the Europe of 2011. People from different backgrounds are encouraged to ponder the meaning of "history" and engage in a lively international dialogue on conceptions of the past and present.

  • The project calls for participants to designate things, buildings, ideas, etc. from their everyday lives as "this was" or "this is", take a picture and post it on this website. The users of the website can either take part actively and upload photos, or they can just rate, flag and comment on other contributions. We are interested in the opinion of the generation that experienced the changes after 1989, as well as the generation born after the regime change, as they have different perspectives on "Old Europe" as well as their local, national, and regional history.

  • "This was. This is." is designed as a project that will allow for maximum democratic involvement, enabling participants to find their own approaches and answers – be they biographically inspired or dealing with the complex issues of greater historical narratives. Thus there is no jury decision about the best contributions, but the Users decide together about the winners! The project aims to show that history can be the object of dialogue and lead to a mutual understanding instead of causing tension and conflict.

  • We want to incite discussion and enable a young European audience to understand different views on the past and present as shareable and debatable.

  • Please feel free to share your ideas, thoughts, tastes & express your opinion on Damyan29's artistic photography.