Friday, December 31, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Picture: Cameron Falls, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada - cloned with detail from my painting "Monument to the Unborn War Hero"

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

25th Anniversary WEAVEWORLD Edition illustrated by Richard A. Kirk

Richard Kirk, a valued member of our Visionary Art Network,  just released this very exciting news on Facebook:

Now that the above advertisement has been published, I can finally let the proverbial cat out of the bag. The cat in this case being the news that I will be spending a good deal of 2011 illustrating the 25th anniversary edition of Clive Barker's Weaveworld. It will be published by Earthling, who I have worked with for a number of years on projects, illustrating the the writing of Christopher Golden, China Mieville and Jeffery Thomas. I read Weaveworld when it first came out in the mid 1980s, my first thought on finishing the book, was "man would I like to illustrate this thing." Actually there was an expletive in there but I'll spare you that detail. Well, now I am getting my shot. Can't wait. As many of you know, I've had the good fortune to work with Clive Barker on a number of projects. I think this will be the best yet!
Other news (and apologies to my FB pals that have already heard this), issue 301 of Fangoria Magazine will carry a profile on my work written by David Goodfellow. David is an excellent writer and has done a great job of taking my ramblings and putting them into a nice coherent whole. There will be pictures with the profile of course, so check it out!
Finally, I am very busy completing the first draft of The Red Lamprey, my next novel from Radiolaria Studios. I hope to have that done in early January when I will start the illustrations and begin the careful revisions, additions, deletions and so on. The story continues where The Lost Machine left off, but is an entirely new stand alone tale. My dear friend Hans Rueffert will be writing a foreword.
 Happy New Year everyone!
 Richard.


Weaveworld

Thursday, December 23, 2010

SAACHI GALLERY SHOWDOWN - MARY SHERIDAN and OTTO RAPP - please vote for us!

The Saachi Gallery Showdown Voting has started today!
My friend Mary Sheridan and I had entered the contest and would appreciate your vote!
Preliminary Round Voting: December 23, 2010, 10:00 am - January 6, 2011, 9:59 am


Only the top 128 entries advance to the Final Showdown!


Final Voting: January 6, 2011, 10:00 am - January 20, 2011, 9:59 am

Winner announced January 20, 2011, 10:00 am

Prize:The winner will receive US $1000 - The runner up will receive US $500 - The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London




MARY SHERIDAN

OTTO RAPP

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

VISIONARY ART GALLERY - LEO WIJNHOVEN

Leo Wijnhoven joined us just recently:
LEO WIJNHOVEN

LEO WIJNHOVEN

 Mountain, Tree, Bird + Butterfly by LEO WIJNHOVEN
Mountain, Tree, Bird and Butterfly

men-nature ; the end of western modernism



globalism

identity



CREATIVITY(DIVERSITY) INSTEAD OF MARKETING (UNIFORMITY)

My work is about social, economic, political and scientific developments in our post-modern world, particularly globalism (i.e. uniformity, fragmentation and identity problems), the free-market ideology (mass consumption), the media and show business and about (the end of) Western modernism (and its hierarchical relationship to nature).
I am not so much concerned with personal (free) expression as with communication (changing consciousness), which is why I use a broad range of styles (based on realism). My aim is to look critically at Western modernism (the distinction between body and mind [= matter + energy], i.e.rationalism, materialism, mechanism, dehumanising, reductionism,linear thought, narrowmindedness, hierarchy, control and exploitation of nature [taking only, no balance or harmony], the cult of self,expansion/growth [the idea of progress]. I am looking for new assumptions and starting points where modernistic assumptions have failed. In other words, I am referring back to pre-modernism [including primitive cultures] to find out how we can start again. For the past century we have factually already been living in a non-modernistic world. All products requiring electricity (including computers and the internet but also the A-bomb, laser, holographics,nanotechnology and so on) are based on quantum mechanics, which states that there is NO separation between matter and energy. Modernistic duality [and thus the other modernistic assumptions] has been proven wrong for the past century! However, we are still living with a modernistic mentality or mindset, which is the root cause of many of our current problems (particularly the climate change and the financial-economic system, i.e. political and social issues).
 
 Modernism:

Control + exploitation of nature.
 
rationality---------------------------------------------] analytically,.
-- materialism, mechanism, dehumanisation------] causal,.
reductionism-----------------------------------------] and linear thinking.
hierarchy-------------------------].
--oa.racisme----------------------].
egocultus-------------------------] submission.
-- individualism, hedonism,----] +.
-- short-term thinking----------] categorization.
expansion------------------------].
colonialism, globalism-------].
idea of progress.
growth, property.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

VISIONARY ART GALLERY - JOACHIM LILIE

JOACHIM LILIE

JOACHIM LILIE

JUMP by JOACHIM LILIE

Zeichnung- Drawings


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Malerei- Paintings


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Aquarell


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

VISIONARY ART YEARBOOK - $ 10 off until December 31st!

THE VISIONARY ART EMPORIUM
VISIONARY ART YEARBOOK
 
2010 - 2011
 

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In January 2009, Otto Rapp started a Private Network of Visionary Artists on the Ning Platform with a handful of friends. Since then, the Membership has steadily grown and includes some of the very best Visionary Artists in the Universe.
Many of these artists had been friends for decades, others are new to the fold.
Published on
blurb, this Yearbook is a celebration of the cooperative spirit of these Artists and their accomplishments.
 Over 400 pictures and illustrations, with essays by
De Es Schwertberger, Sigrid Nepelius, Prof. Philip Rubinov-Jacobson, Helena Nelson-Reed and Delvin Solkinson, as well as numerous memorable quotes by our members.
 A special section of 3 blank pages at the end of the book was designed to collect signatures: bring the book to the next exhibition of our artists to have it signed.

VISIONARY ART YEARBOOK 2010 - 2011
PREVIEW

WHEN EVERYONE PULLS TOGETHER ....

THE VISIONARY TRIBE

It could be said that the genealogy and history of the Visionary Tribe stretches back to the caves of Lascaux, but has never been addressed by art historians from the mainstream or academia. In any event, the spawning of these transpersonal artists has been mysterious, suggesting a positive spiritual conspiracy of sub-cultural light being disseminated and orchestrated from some higher order of reality. Over the decades I have witnessed the return of many of these creative workers; returning home like wayward spirits to the roots of their aesthetic, returning home to their Tribe. They arrive with a creative power to face both the inner and outer worlds, the joy and terror, in order to see. They are not satisfied to conform to the world for they want to penetrate its mysteries. They want to use their art and skills to immerse and unveil the spirit in all things and express and create their findings like cartographers of consciousness.

 They come like sleepwalkers following their original vision and that vision awakens and stirs the spirit. Long centuries have trodden on the graves of ancient adepts, almost entirely obliterating all sense of spiritual ecstasy from the hearts of humankind, and have taken the lightning from our eyes. This is what the Visionary Tribe provides: a restoration and recall from spiritual amnesia of what we attained long ago, what we are now and to what we might yet become; they restore lightning to the eyes. They realize that a vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery, and that a vision and a task is the hope of the world.
Philip Rubinov-Jacobson
Interior detail Nymphaeum Omega Sanctuum at the Ernst Fuchs Villa in Vienna - Photo by Otto Rapp

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

JEAN THOMASSEN - DECEMBER VISIONARY ARTIST OF THE MONTH

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Our Artist for the month of December 2010 is

JEAN THOMASSEN

JEAN THOMASSEN
The Artist by Jean Thomassen
The Artist
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Monday, November 29, 2010

SAVE THE BIBLIOTHECA PHILOSOPHICA HERMETICA

Save the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica!

The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (BPH, or Ritman Library) in Amsterdam has been a very important institution for research into hermetic philosophy and related currents, particularly early modern Rosicrucianism and alchemy, for decades. In a dramatic and very unsettling turn of events, the library’s existence as we know it is now being threatened. It is all very unclear what will happen, but there is no doubt that spreading the word and creating attention around the developments is the least we can do to try and influence things in the best possible direction – to save the library, the staff, and its national heritage collection of manuscripts and printed books. Please sign this petition, and feel free to spread the word to anyone you think should know about this. For more information, read the note below.

Petition:

Express your protest against the dissolution of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (Ritman Library)

It is widely known that the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica in Amsterdam, founded by J.R. Ritman, was in great danger in the 1990s, when the ING bank took possession of the collection and threatened to sell it. Fortunately, the Dutch government intervened: the BPH was put on the list of protected Dutch heritage, and the State eventually acquired over 40% of it. The books remained at the same physical location, integrated with the rest of the collection, and the government would eventually acquire all of it. As part of this process, there were great plans for further expansion. Largely due to the financial crisis and a change of government this was taking somewhat longer than originally anticipated, but nobody doubted that the library was safe.

Last week this turned out to be incorrect. An extremely valuable medieval manuscript owned by the BPH (The Grail of Rochefoucauld) was put on sale at Sotheby’s, and this triggered a reaction from the Friesland Bank, which took possession of the library, that had apparently been brought in as collateral, in order to get back a 15 million euro loan from mr Ritman. At present the BPH is closed, and intense negotiations are going on behind closed doors. It is impossible at this moment to predict the outcome, but there is no doubt that the situation is extremely serious. There is a very real possibility that the Friesland bank will try to sell at least the ca. 60% of the library that is still owned by mr Ritman, and nobody knows what implications this will have for the rest of the collection and the BPH as a whole, including its staff. The brand-new government of the Netherlands has announced a program of radical financial cuts in the culture section and elsewhere, which makes a renewed intervention from that side highly unlikely.

If the Ritman library would go down, this would mean an enormous blow to international scholarship in hermetic studies. The damage would be irreversible. By signing this petition you express your concern, and ask the Dutch government and the Friesland bank to do their utmost to ensure that the collection will be saved and will remain available for the international scholarly community.

Additionally, you can express your concern by means of a signed letter. The initiative for this petition comes from the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and related Currents at the University of Amsterdam (organizationally independent of the BPH, and not in any danger itself), so please send your letter to its director: Prof. Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Oude Turfmarkt 141-147, 1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Email: w.j.hanegraaff [ at ] uva.nl

Help save the library: Sign the petition.

UPDATE: A new blog has been created for the preservation of the Ritman Library. Check it out and show your support!

Save the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica! « Heterodoxology

VISIONARY ART GALLERY - GYURI LOHMULLER

Recently uploaded many new paintings to our network:
GYURI LOHMULLER

GYURI LOHMULLER

 Involution by GYURI LOHMULLER
Involution


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Saturday, November 20, 2010

EROL DENEC - ASSOCIATED ARTIST - VISIONARY ART GALLERY

A Fantastic Realist Painter, Sufi Mystic and Musician - Erol Deneç is a former student and protégé of the Master Ernst Fuchs. Initially discovered by Anton Lehmden in Turkey during a guest lecture, Erol was taken under the wings of Ernst Fuchs in Vienna and introduced to the secrets of the old masters. He is a contemporary and friend of De Es Schwertberger, and they are  members of what is considered the "Second Wave" of the "Vienna School of Fantastic Realism". 

 

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

COLORY GALLERY - FANTASTIC VISIONS

Colory Gallery presents, Fantastic Visions, an exhibition of paintings from Dennis Konstantin (http://denniskonstantin/), Micha Krebs and Leo Plaw (http://leoplaw.com/).
Our exhibition is open to the public this Saturday 20th, 4pm - 10pm and Sunday 21st 1pm - 7pm and is viewable upon request the following week.

Colory Gallery
S├╝dwestkorso 12
12161 Berlin
Germany
+49 30 821 29 71
http://www.colory.de/
More information: http://leoplaw.com/2010/11/12/colory-gallery-presents-fantastic-visions/

CONGREGATION GALLERY - ZODIAC ART SHOW


The Congregation Gallery Presents
+ Z + O + D + I + A + C +
 
Saturday November 20
Doors Open At 9:00pm
The Congregation Gallery | 7569 Melrose, Los Angeles CA 90046
The word Zodiac literally means animals. It refers to the patterns and configurations of creatures as seen in the stars at night. Astrology has been used by virtually every civilization for thousands of years, and has deep roots in ancient times when less scientific methods were employed and superstition ran rampant. In many cultures, the key to who we are and what are we here for can be unlocked in the stars. Our understanding of Astrology strives toward a synthesis between science, personal experience, and religion. The most important thing about any understanding of Astrology is that it shows the connections of peoples with a clarity and irrefutability as are hardly to be exposed anywhere else. Perhaps in it alone have East and West, Christians, Muslims, Hindi and Buddhists understood one another without difficulty. There will be a limited edition book from the show.
On November 20th, please observe + Z + O + D + I + A + C + Art Show with us at the Congregation Gallery.
Featuring the artwork from
Tatomir
Erick DeLa Vega
Dan Harding
Cam Rackam
Clint Carney
The Skullmaster
Steve Rodgers
Bruce D. Mitchell
Tony Cupstid
Corey Urlacher
Dean Fleming
Larkin
Karl Perssons
Craig Edmunds
Melyssa Anishnabie
The Creep
James M. DisSpain
Mikey Reeves
John Charles
Cliff Wallace
Kelly Vetter
Brian Tichelaar
Samson Martinez
Cameron Miller
Brian Poor
Paul Carrick
Derek Harrison

Congregation Gallery
7569 Melrose
Hollywood, California 90046

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

VISIONARY ART GALLERY - ALEXANDRA MANUKYAN

Another great new Artist joined us today, displaying some fantastic paintings:
ALEXANDRA MANUKYAN

ALEXANDRA MANUKYAN

 Escape by ALEXANDRA MANUKYAN
Escape
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VISIONARY ART GALLERY - ANITA R COLLINS

A newcomer to our network, Anita R Collins has some very unusual sculptures to show us:
ANITA R COLLINS

ANITA R COLLINS

Kush by ANITA R COLLINS
Kush
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Monday, November 15, 2010

VISIONARY ART GALLERY - NOLI PRINCIPE MANALANG

The newest Artist to join us just recently:
NOLI PRINCIPE MANALANGE

NOLI PRINCIPE MANALANG

Across the Universe by NOLI PRINCIPE MANALANGE
Across the Universe
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

VISIONARY ART EMPORIUM

Shop for unique merchandise at the VISIONARY ART EMPORIUM. Many more stores and products will be added soon!
THE VISIONARY ART EMPORIUM
 
is a division of and integrated with the Visionary Art Gallery.
All the stores, whether hosted here or at the
Visionary Art Gallery,
 are accessible from here.
VISIONARY ART EMPORIUM

Members Art Stores

With several billions of products on sites like Zazzle or deviantArt, shoppers with a specific target in mind would find it hard, if not near impossible to locate the kind of art merchandise they are looking for, spread throughout a phletoria of different sites. Shoppers interested in the offerings of Visionary Artists need not look any further than this site: we have over 150 of the best Visionary Artists in the World assembled here. Browse our Emporium for the best in Visionary Art Merchandise, from Posters to Giftware such as Mugs, T-Shirts, Shoes, Handbags, Magnets, Puzzles, Mousepads, Aprons, Hats, Cards, Postcards, Bumper Stickers, Skateboards and many more items, as well as Books and Fine Art Prints.
Our Artists have set up shop on these pages with widgets and links to their various stores on many different services such as Zazzle, deviantArt, Artsprojekt, lulu, blurb, Cafepress, MyGall, FineArtAmerica and many more. No more rummaging through tons of irrelevant stuff: all the Visionary Art Merchandise is neatly assembled here for your browsing pleasure!

 

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Monday, November 8, 2010

PETER GRIC - ASSOCIATED ARTIST - VISIONARY ART GALLERY

Peter Gric is a personal friend to many of the Artists in our Visionary Art Network. He is extremely talented and hard working. Though not a member of our network, we have started a new category for Associated Artists. The first one to be featured was our and Peters good friend Benedetto Fellin.

We now added Peter to the category of Associated Artist, and we also like to mention that aside from Peter's own official website, we feature the largest collection of his work on the web.

PETER GRIC

PETER GRIC

PETER GRIC OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Head (Machine) Head (Machine)


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Peter Gric's official Website:

PETER GRIC WEBSITE

Here are just a few examples of his incredible body of work: