Luxury shopping. Art, Philosophy and Meditation impact the work of artists at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC. May 8-11 2014.
SLATE HILL, NY April 22, 2014. Meditation and profound philosophical thinking inspire and influence much of art. Four exhibitors at the Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8-11, running concurrently with Frieze NY and some 10 other satellite shows, share the concepts behind their work.
Michael Alfano’s figurative and surrealistic sculptures “convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts,” according to his website, http://www.michaelalfano.com. “When I dig into the clay, I pull out a vision that previously existed nowhere but inside my head, or some other place I don’t know but am in touch with.” Look carefully at the paint spilling out of “Liquid Sunshine,” sculpted in clay, cast in resin.
Norbert Waysberg writes on www.norbertwaysberg.net that meditation and Zen “infuse his artistic style.” Recently his pictures are obsessed with New York City’s “incessant beat, roughness, mix of old and new, volume and energy,” well illustrated by “NY,” a watercolor on paper.
“Perhaps our mortal lifespan is merely a temporal perception of an infinite energy field,” starts Max Gleason in describing the concept behind his work, such as “Like Magnets in a River,” in oil paint, enamel and gold paint pen. On www.maxgleason.com he continues: “Birth>Life>Death <Before Birth • After Death> Consciousness as an energy field. Cultivating a new visual language of religious media in order to access that infinite energy field. Going beyond that mere temporal perception.”
Artist Michael Katz, who painted “Haiku,” an acrylic, is a psychologist, former yoga instructor, poet, and author of“Tibetan Dream Yoga-The Royal Road to Enlightenment.” On http://www.artslant.com/la/artists/show/197674-michael-allan-katz he writes: “My work is frequently suggestive of inner dynamism, mystical forms and elusive meanings that excite and linger just beyond the tip of the tongue.”