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APEX The Can of Many Colors

REYES From Street Art to Fine Art

CHOR BOOGIE The Mindset of a Muralist


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APEX The Can of Many Colors

REYES From Street Art to Fine Art

CHOR BOOGIE The Mindset of a Muralist

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Photography: Cassidy Curtis

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APEX

(b. 1978, San Francisco, CA), also known as Ricardo

Richey, is a street artist who creates colorful abstract patterns through the use of spray paint. Part of the Gestalt Collective that engages in collaborative murals in San Francisco, Apex curated mural projects on Bluxome Alley, other districts of San FranWWcisco, and the SFMOMA display windows in association with St. Johns Community Center (San Francisco, 2002). His work has been shown extensively both in the Bay Area and abroad. Recent group exhibitions include Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA (2009); Bay Area Now 4, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2005), White Walls, and the Luggage Store Gallery. He was the artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (2007), and was featured in documentaries and publications regarding the Mission District in San Francisco. The aesthetic of imagination as it relates to an individual painting a pretty picture... To me, one has to believe their imagination is truth so one can bring the imagination to life, apply simple feeling and understanding of choice realizing the life of imagination is what you make it so feel free to BE.


STYLE OF WORK When one thinks “graffiti writer”, San Francisco’s own APEX might not be the first thing that comes to mind. His letters are so beautifully crafted and styled that it’s tough to see it as only a form of graffiti. The relationship his pieces have to the built environment creates moments of intersection, and opens up comple fields of color, as if they have somehow transcended into their own form of architecture. The work is most certainly its own form of typography – his pieces are careful explorations of abstract letterforms. A young, San Francisco-based artist, APEX has quickly made a name for himself in the world of street art, in both the Bay Area and abroad. Having coined the term “Super Burner,” his pieces are most commonly huge, multilayered productions, packed with patterns and a vivid array of colors. White Walls Project Space is pleased to present Apexer Studio Projects by renowned San Francisco artist, Apex. The opening reception will be Saturday, January 11, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through February 1, 2014. Apexer Studio Projects will provide glimpses into the artist’s studio process, revealing the compositions that usually get painted over. The natural evolution of his intricately composed aerosol paintings will be halted at various points, enabling the artist (and viewer) to further explore the different stages of art making. Eight new canvas works will be complimented by the integration of sculptural elements composed of traditional tools made extraordinary, allowing typical art materials to become an art form in themselves.

LINE STRUCTURE Line is the beginning, there are lines in everything, the line surrounds us. There are the many descriptions of line work. Hard lines, soft lines, invisible lines, crooked lines, forming lines, shading lines, detail lines, colored lines, and so on. These are the lining of our soul. These lines form endless possibilities that create inner existence as well as outer. Which in tune is in alignment “as one.” The line is one it collects and forms as a shape, as the shape takes form. Just take a look at the most complex yet simplest form. The skin lines hence the fact of the textured lines as well as the dotted lines. That makes and shapes these forms and images from largest to smallest in any order that you make or perceive it. Down to the invisible lines that make up your finger nails. There is a line in everything there is even a line of communication all the way down to your blood line. The line is a beautiful entity that surrounds us so what ever you do with your line I believe its going to be your line. I just stress the fact of originality of creation, and stepping out of the line. Manipulating or breaking boundaries of the line, realizing the understanding of the line is inevitable but you can still breathe the breath of genuine spiritual love into your life line.

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Photography: Cassidy Curtis

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COMPOSITION Preparation of proportional order, a certain sequence of doing

mistakes just lessons and you learn from them. Reason being

things right. Is in all alignment of genetics with in thy self. Stay-

is that’s just it there’s a reason for everything even in creative

ing with in the box, and its very seldom a human steps out of

freedom. Basically your mishap is a good thing learn to work

the box or over the line and creates a master piece. That opens

it and adjust keep your inner focus and shine. Realizing the

the hearts and minds eyes of others. The trend is set steps

imperfection of perfection is apart of you and what ever level

are followed leading the line of inspirational composition. As

of artistic professionalism you acquire yourself to achieve.

far as aesthetics in composition of art goes there are guide

Choose wisely from the heart.

lines to compositions hence the fact of art schools. No matter what your learning from trial and error is your best teacher.

Disadvantages... confinement in your inner prison waiting to

Gradient of colors and non colors, proportions and dimensions,

break out and be you. Basically to grow as you go and go as

perspectives of all visual elements, etc... You learn to grow

you grow. It takes time to break the chains of your self but it

with this over time until they are adapted to, learned, and over

is an accomplishment if you do. Confinements with in struc-

stood. Then brought into existence and do not get me wrong

ture commence anger from with in even if you hide it well. It

following guidelines could be a good tool. Being eccentric

boils and bunches up if its your preference it shows in your

always has a more pleasing feeling by stepping out of bounds

work. Let alone some people are comfortable or complacent

letting the creative juices flow by all means necessary, releas-

in there confinements “I know I am” at times in composition.

ing your organized self and understanding your inner confusion.

Reasonably I request a balance of both sides of composition It keeps me sane.

Composition arts for lack of a better term, has its morals and means of understanding. Living life in composition has its advantages as well as its disadvantages. Advantages... freedom for example its like in the midst of creation you slip up, mess up, make a mistake, etc... Realize there are no such things as

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Photography: Steve Rotman

FORM IN PIECES Life forms as life forms it self into existence. The formula of

in moments it all depends on the formulation of application.

understanding shape is what takes place in creative form. Is

Form is a major process of visual arts. Reason being is that the

it the form of an image with in is it a hands on form which ex-

energy from with in is in the form or formulation of you or I.

presses the sense of touch. Is it a natural form that’s taken for

It is e xpressed from the heart constantly transcending the

what it is, really to transgress boundaries of the negative self

elements in life realizing that it seems the same daily. There

as your forming in the creative process . At the same time be-

something that feels different everyday its a patient slow pro-

ing a shape shifter reshaping your inner image. Then reflects

cess hence the fact of feeling. Sending this kinetic energy in mo-

back to your work in a formulation process. It shows... Negative

tion from the heart, mind, body, and soul. Through the hands

in negative out Positive in positive out, so with in creation your

and finger tips healing the creation. As it takes its form until it

shaping the positive form with in its your preference what you

really hits you in awe and amazement saying to your self “did i

choose or feel is best at that very moment.

really create this amazing piece.� Understanding we are with in his and her form we will die in form in the form of creation.

Textures are forms of movement that are captivating images within an image. That can relate to hard, soft, crooked, straight, etc... Forms that either build up over time or form themselves

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SPACE & DIMENSION The universal everlasting of timeless space in all dimensions is

a two dimensional surface into a three dimensional surface for

all around us from its vast perspective to nothing. The complex

starts and then so on. This is the understanding of positive and

of what’s understanding all of not understanding its beginning

negative space with in. So your work can breathe and live in its

form, to an endless journey of everything is everything so take

timeless manner. Space is timeless and its so much bigger than

it for what it is and make it the all surrounding. Space is “to be or

you and I because its already there for you to trust. Space wants

not to be that is the question.The dimensional understanding of

you to be you and take a step beyond yourself and explore the

perspective in the sense of creation hence the fact “a good use

dimensions of background, middle ground, and foreground.

of space.” The real space is with in the inner space you develop over time. So when it comes to creation of some sort its alive

Space is not the final frontier consider this, space is a sense. The

and it needs to breathe.

distance, area, volume, of the dimensional surface and what is around you. Space is feeling in turn carries the term sense in

Space is constant elevation through conscious and subcon-

simple relation to sensitive. The continuum of space between

scious energy. In all simple relations to the heart and visual per-

human senses is running full circle and connecting when you

spectives your usage of space is a vulnerable variable of a de-

create towards all meanings of life. Space is a gift its beautiful

cisive feeling as surface. In dimensions is what matters turning

its precious use it wisely from the heart, mind, body, soul.

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Photography: Steve Rhodes

FORM IN PIECES Life forms as life forms it self into existence. The formula of

in moments it all depends on the formulation of application.

understanding shape is what takes place in creative form. Is

Form is a major process of visual arts. Reason being is that the

it the form of an image with in is it a hands on form which ex-

energy from with in is in the form or formulation of you or I. It is

presses the sense of touch. Is it a natural form that’s taken for

expressed from the heart constantly transcending the elements

what it is, really to transgress boundaries of the negative self

in life realizing that it seems the same daily. There something that

as your forming in the creative process . At the same time be-

feels different everyday its a patient slow process hence the

ing a shape shifter reshaping your inner image. Then reflects

fact of feeling. Sending this kinetic energy in motion from the

back to your work in a formulation process. It shows... Negative

heart, mind, body, and soul. Through the hands and finger tips

in negative out Positive in positive out, so with in creation your

healing the creation. As it takes its form until it really hits you in

shaping the positive form with in its your preference what you

awe and amazement saying to your self “did i really create this

choose or feel is best at that very moment.

amazing piece.� Understanding we are with in his and her form we will die in form in the form of creation.

Textures are forms of movement that are captivating images within an image. That can relate to hard, soft, crooked, straight, etc... Forms that either build up over time or form themselves

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LIGHT VALUES IN COLOR The factors of light are many of the sort but the light that should stand out to many is the light with in. The great understanding of thy light is all hope for your well being or being well. This then reflects inside your work at anything you do in life. Mainly your blessed talent is precisely, what you put the energy of light to. Light surrounds us even in the dark. Just like the composition (which we will later get into) has light. As well as darkness to light and vice versa you actually work this gradient. When it comes to different shading techniques as well as color blending all in simple relation. Lighting is the icing on top of the flavor. Lighting gives everything is everything its dimensional form. What ever dimension, you want to further extend your talent to. Your going to need lighting. Light is the balance of weight hence the fact of being, the opposites attraction to heavy, Furthermore bringing what ever you create to life giving that richness to the medium, texture, surface, etc. The illusion of light is possible as well it is a gift to the artistic self and the artistic world of achieving this illusion and manipulating your work. All.... In good manner bringing fourth the effects visually through the understanding of lighting. We are born physically into light (from dark to light) from the womb of a darker shade of light to the light of life. The greatest thing that interests me about light is that its alive. Alive like kinetic energy it constantly transcends through out the day nor night with every movement of anything then is captured by the artist, and then released into his or her own interpretation.

Photography: Cassidy Curtis

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Photography: Gene Aquiler II

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Driving around the Mission District one recent eve-

ning, artist Victor Reyes pointed to his handiwork letter by letter. He’d painted a gorgeous “M” on the side of a liquor store on Folsom near 26th Street. A giant “R” hid in an alley off Valencia Street. “L” was parked - for the moment - on a delivery truck at the corner of 14th and Shotwell streets. In the past two years, Reyes, 31, has managed to paint all 26 letters of the alphabet in the Mission, a personal exercise in aerosol typography. His style has evolved from that of a youthful graffiti writer whose markings once riled a neighborhood to one that can appeal to the casual observer and sell in fine art galleries. Some letters earned him a paycheck (the liquor store job) and won the street’s definition of art: No one defaced it. Some letters are illegal throw-ups completed in darkness and less than 20 minutes, and therefore are vulnerable to a competitor’s cross-out or the city’s paint-over.


TAGGING ROOTS But on city walls it still provokes the age-old debate: Is it graffiti, or is it art? Viewer’s choice. At age 15, growing up a middle-class kid in the upper class hills of Orange County, Reyes may not have considered such labels on his drawings. Always consumed with penmanship and its “natural rhythms,” he soon found peers in a graffiti crew called AWR Angels Will Rise or Art Work Rebels, depending on their mood. Reyes’ last name became an icon at Southern California graffiti spots. His swirling imagery and cool colors made his work stand out, giving it a distinctly feminine quality in a genre that favored more aggressive, angular designs. “It’s not dude art,” Reyes said. “That’s one rift with the typical graffiti community.” Reyes, who has no formal art training, moved to San Francisco in 1998 and took a variety of jobs for rent money - he’s a freelance illustrator now - but soon tired of the thematic limitations of graffiti. “I needed a vacation from writing my last name,” he said.

Photography: Gene Aquiler II

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Photography: Steve Rhodes

EVERYONE’S A CRITIC As Reyes guided the tour, he pulled up to a Walgreens on

If his tone revealed some edge, Reyes hadn’t slept in two

Mission at 23rd Street, where the corporate retailer was paying

days to meet deadlines for his first solo show at E6 Gallery

him to paint a side wall. Reyes’ most inspired work is electric in

on Market Street near Franklin, opening July 7. The show will

color and obsessive in detail. Even though he burned through

feature his letters as fine artworks in various media - Reyes is

the drugstore’s commission fees on materials long ago, Reyes

one of an increasing number of street artists transitioning into

thought the piece needed more - “more tension, more drama,”

mainstream galleries on a “case-by-case basis,” said gallery owner

he said. “More something.”

Robert Berman.

A man in his late twenties admiring the wall from the sidewalk

At a group show in Los Angeles two years ago, Reyes gained his

recognized Reyes and said he’d caught on to the alphabetical

first look from serious collectors when he sold a 6-foot-tall “R”

endeavor. He couldn’t tell if the wall was another letter in the

for $17,000, Berman said. (Reyes declined to say exactly how

series, nor was Reyes willing to provide an answer.

much it earned and seemed embarrassed by the sale. “It was a silly amount,” he said.)

“I saw your ‘A’ and ‘V’ on the other side of South Van Ness,” the hipster said. “I’ve been watching you for a long time.”

“You can talk about Victor’s work as flowery and beautiful,” Berman said, “a quest for pure beauty, much like art nouveau.

Reyes’ fan suddenly turned into a critic and argued the Walgreens piece was overly designed. “Keep it street,” he offered. “Everybody wants to say what art is or isn’t,” Reyes said as he continued on with the drive.

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But it’s also street: art nouveau 110 years later.”


“ I DON’T CARE IF YOU LIKE IT THAT’S WHY I’M THE ONE PAINTING THE WALL I’LL PAINT IT WHITE IF I WANT TO ” .

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GRAFFITI VERSUS ART

CANVAS OF CONCRETE

Reyes stood next to his “L” on the parked truck at 14th and

As Reyes concluded his drive through the neighborhood, he

Shotwell streets and pointed to a group of scrawled names on a garage door across the street.

recalled that when he first moved to the city he worked as a valet at the Foreign Cinema restaurant on Mission. As he parked cars, a particular spot above the parking lot caught

“That’s graffiti,” Reyes explained.

his graffiti artist’s eye: a blank canvas of concrete above a residential garage.

He noted the taggers’ lack of craft and sized them up as angry kids, high on cheap beer and most afraid of going through life.

He guided the car toward the same parking lot. “The ‘H’ is for ‘hidden,’ “ he said.

“Every one of those kids, they’ve got a specific thing they want to emulate, and it’s for a specific place. They’re full of piss and

Reyes sees the Mission with a street artist’s eyes. He can

vinegar and PBR. They only want to produce it in certain ways

translate tags on the surface and recall the details of large

- and it’s only for those people.”

pieces that exist four layers beneath it.

The delivery truck painting was an example of how Reyes

He estimates he’s painted 200 to 300 images in San Francisco,

managed to “hold hands with graffiti and still be non-graffiti.”

and knows that none is permanent, including his “MISSPELLED”

A friend named “Steel” painted the first four letters of his

letters. He declines to have his face photographed, worrying

name around the truck, and Reyes added the L to one side.

that the graffiti police will seek him out.

“I’m hoping to open something up with this for graffiti writers,”

To find Reyes’ “H,” people have to look up and catch a peek

he said. “Don’t get me wrong. I love graffiti, and if it wasn’t for

through trees. It’s difficult to see from a moving car on the

graffiti I would be in jail, or worse. I could be a CPA.”

street, maybe not even possible. He stood in the parking lot where he once valeted and looked up at his “H.” Some who walked by might just see graffiti; others who can actually read it may wonder why a single letter is floating above the lot; others will know the larger context of the project. Some will never notice. “I always looked at this spot having fantasy after fantasy of painting it,” Reyes said. “It was one of those things where I said to myself, ‘You’ll get to it one day.’ “And then, I got to it.”

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Photography: Dan Rawe

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THEORY You can understand theories, movements, wheels of color in which they should all be respected. The best theory if there are or is what’s best the greatest achievement on color theory is by any creator that uses any and every color known to man and creates beauty. As a manifesto of theory was written by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “ A, specific colors are attributed to specific divine manifestations.” basically believing in your colors. Newton’s law of the color spectrum was limited but respected and perspectively where it needs to be. Giving birth and shedding light on the quantum spectrum in tune the fact of light giving life to color and theorists all over the globe. My perspective of color is the all healing its an internal divine mood setting applied to my creation of form and texture.. The color of words and music in a descriptive form conjuring its colorful potion of understanding, this is in al simple relation to the use of color and how the feeling “ if you believe in it”, and the fact of how the healing power of color is special like all of us. In special ways is universal I believe if we understood the root of all. Which is the color of colors that make up the all living from smallest to biggest, non living and living. To the everlasting infinite of the most high this world would be almost there where ever there is . Really who am I?

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TASTE IN ART The pleasure of taste a very melodic expression of understanding. What your likes and dislikes are as well as how your audience or any group or individual views-or feels your art work. Like the stimulus of senses that surrounds the human body. This sensual taste comes from with in your inner chi. The taste conjures up feelings of anything is everything and everything is anything. Its not only a physical with your tongue unless that’s your preference, but an expression of inner beauty shinning and letting the world know what you love, like, understand, is right for you. Every one has tastes no one is dismissed from taste we need taste. The artistry of taste is what builds up the originality of ones self. Giving a foundation to the meaning of ones self and how it leads from the perception of the mind to really feel and flow from the perception of the heart. Taste is building a relationship not only with your self but with the world. Opening ones self heart-mind-body-soul. To a cultural revolution of craft, and reality introducing illusion to your being or life style, taste as you may see-feel-taste-hear-or smell it comes naturally. In sudden reality your taste is something you should flow with. There may be indifferences when tastes clash with other tastes. Still its your taste, I believe this adds flavor to us humans likes and dislikes. Photography: Steve Rhodes

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Photography: David Broda

CHOR BOOGIE

CHOR

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An artist, a conceptual genius, a

street romantic, a master of illusion and technique, Chor Boogie is an original. His works can be described as having healing effects by his unique and unmatched use of color, which brings greater meaning and understanding to his works. Every vibrant piece has a story attached to it. Chor Boogie’s colorful paintings are attracting A-list celebrities, art galleries and museums. Originally from San Diego, the artist known as Chor Boogie currently resides in San Francisco but is an internationally known artist and has traveled extensively to exhibit his work around the world. The intentions behind his art work are to create timeless dynamic moments of Imagination, Creativity, Originality, Meaning, Style, Self Expression, Audience, Taste, and the Visual Elements of Line, Light, Composition, Form, Space, and Color. It is derived from the colors of his soul. It is a therapeutic flow of colors, shapes, and movements combined in to one. A movement of images that has adapted to space giving it the significance of belonging to its surface, coming together as one and forming images of creation. Expressing realms of colors that give a healing sense and encourages you to wake up.

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ARTIST STATEMENT The intentions behind my art work are to create timeless dynamic moments of Imagination, Creativity, Originality, Meaning, Style, Self Expression, Audience, Taste, and the Visual Elements of Line, Light, Composition, Form, Space, and Color. This is what defines my work and defines me as an individual, and allows me to still keep an unselfish perspective on “Why do I do this?” Simply because its a talent I’ve been blessed with to give to you. The artistic differences and politics of this spray paint culture, In my work I bring an understanding of the STREETS are where I come from the STREETS are my urban canvas the STREETS are where I practiced daily. Contemplating the influence of life in the streets is there and always will be, but so is realizing the horizon is much broader and stepping out of my box into new worlds. My mission is to uplift this spray paint element to a more visionary and fine artist perspective while maintaining a balance keeping the respect of choice alive. My artwork is derived from the colors of my soul. It is a therapeutic flow of colors, shapes, and movements combined in to one. A movement of images that has adapted to space giving it the significance of belonging to its surface, coming together as one and forming images of creation. Expressing realms of colors that give a healing sense and encourages you to wake up. Through the importance of this movement, my work is just as important as the movement of the body in creating this work, along with styles, colors, and techniques. For example the diversity of the inverted can technique (upside down can technique) that gives life detailing images I paint. To the simple landscape drips that give the conceptual meaning to “color therapy”, as well as metallic effects that illuminates the imagery from with in outward and pulls you into the piece. So forth my work has evolved to national and international levels. Simply that’s where it needs to be exposing and motivating the world creatively educating those of interest. Yet I am still learning myself for what the future will bring when it comes to my life’s work. I paint from a higher source of purpose and through a color spectrum of imagery that gives birth to a mature style. I feel my artwork definitely has an attraction. I also feel its not going to be the answer for everyone. Objectively, I would like for an individual or audience to feel when they experience the aesthetic of my work, to be apart of the piece, to become the piece, to be the piece. This ultimately gives room

Photography: David Broda

pure genius in this era using biomorphic forms and caricatures

for your own definition of the piece itself.

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Photography: Matthew Almon Roth

ARTIST STATEMENT The intentions behind my art work are to create timeless dynamic moments of Imagination, Creativity, Originality, Meaning, Style, Self Expression, Audience, Taste, and the Visual Elements of Line, Light, Composition, Form, Space, and Color. This is what defines my work and defines me as an individual, and allows me to still keep an unselfish perspective on “Why do I do this?” Simply because its a talent I’ve been blessed with to give to you. The artistic differences and politics of this spray paint culture, In my work I bring an understanding of the STREETS are where I come from the STREETS are my urban canvas the STREETS are where I practiced daily. Contemplating the influence of life in the streets is there and always will be, but so is realizing the horizon is much broader and stepping out of my box into new worlds. My mission is to uplift this spray paint element to a more visionary and fine artist perspective while maintaining a balance keeping the respect of choice alive. My artwork is derived from the colors of my soul. It is a therapeutic flow of colors, shapes, and movements combined in to one. A movement of images that has adapted to space giving it the significance of belonging to its surface, coming together as one and forming images of creation. Expressing realms of colors that give a healing sense and encourages you to wake up. Through the importance of this movement, my work is just as important as the movement of the body in creating this work, along with styles, colors, and techniques. For example the diversity of the inverted can technique (upside down can technique) that gives life detailing images I paint. To the simple landscape drips that give the conceptual meaning to “color therapy”, as well as metallic effects that illuminates the imagery from with in outward and pulls you into the piece. So forth my work has evolved to national and international levels. Simply that’s where it needs to be exposing and motivating the world creatively educating those of interest. Yet I am still learning myself for what the future will bring when it comes to my life’s work. I paint from a higher source of purpose and pure genius in this era using biomorphic forms and caricatures through a color spectrum of imagery that gives birth to a mature style. I feel my artwork definitely has an attraction. I also feel its not going to be the answer for everyone. Objectively, I would like for an individual or audience to feel when they experience the aesthetic of my work, to be apart of the piece, to become the piece, to be the piece. This ultimately gives room for your own definition of the piece itself.

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UNDERSTANDING ART COLOR THEORY BY CHOR BOOGIE ARTISRY OF AN ALLEGORY

of why someone is blessed with a talent. Realizing everything

The understanding of aesthetics within thyself shall bring

craft is how much love you put into your creative process and

great virtue of timeless meaning to the so-called definition of

“trust me it does show.” To me creativity, creation- to create

art. It dwells somewhere between your spiritual self and the-

is in simple relation to passion. The passion of enlightenment

ory realizing the attraction to beauty shouldn’t be judgmental,

through craft believing your dedication, believing your disci-

created is through feeling in many senses more than just one. “God is creative” so depending on how love relates to your

but a connection of feeling, acknowledging the truth of one’s

pline, believing in your honor, but most important of all believ-

self through experience hence the fact of motivational uplift-

ing in your trust the trust for self and when this happens your

ing... especially when you hear a song you like that you haven’t

in a world of creation, a euphoric feeling of a non stop move-

heard in a long time - as it makes you feel good inside. You

ment that is free with as little thought process as possible I

then burst into explosive amounts of energy, The aesthetics

tend to call this the “zone” or creative flow. Such a focus that

of relation.

when your disturbed you may have negative feelings to whom or what disturbs you unless you believe in tolerance and no

In turn, the transcended energy of art attracts its audience

matter what distractions take place in or out of creative flows.

simply because of relation that ties into a visual stimulus of

The craft has been over stood so much you can re boost your

feeling that runs through photoreceptors (called cones in the

creative “zone” or “flow” when and wherever you left off from.

retina) and translates throughout the mind sending a burst of serotonin that allows you to smile while electrodes of excite-

So breathing the breath of life into your creation is a universal

ment or healing energy is sent to your heart as well as any

connection of feelings, perception, thought process, patience,

other organ throughout your entire body. This moment hap-

just to name a few creates the movement of emotion from

pened just because the individual experience of a sound-

with in that expresses your true self to others on any outlet. So

sight-touch-taste-smell-thought etc. It’s all art connecting

time will tell the timeless tales of creation.

with the perception of self. Elements in time that tie into the simple healing power of color. Thus released to your soul (spirit), which is carried into the universe and completes the cycle as one. This happens over

Photography: Daquella Manera

and over. Time and time again. To the point where we need a blessed healing daily, Hence the fact of POSITIVE ADDICTION. A subconscious trick we tend to believe is real is when the negative ego and negative pride get involved because we’re oversaturated with illusion. So when I speak about art or my understanding of art I am facing the reality of illusion through strength, patience, tolerance, abundance, peace, genuine spiritual love and gratitude which is attitude honesty willingness humbleness health wealth knowledge-trusttruth and faith. Which can be moments of understanding the feelings that can be a nanosecond of pleasure that can last a lifetime. In layman’s terms... JUST KEEP CREATING.

CREATIVITY In all sense to bring into being, to cause to exist, which is tied to imagination exploring the depths of ones self reaching levels of life and tying all aspects together to make unbelievable... believable Understanding the genuine love for the craft teaching the masses with creativity to shed light on the difference

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ORIGINALITY Is the key to survival.... Originality is what makes the real you.

not balanced from what makes you original.

Having the confidence to really search thy self and bring forth the make up with in the individual and express it in any which

Originality is being different, originality constantly transcends

way you create. Influence may make or break originality. For

and grows if you let it and need it. Originality not saying your

simple reasons of manipulation of the subconscious mind, be-

better than the next man, is what makes you stand out from

lieving you’ve created (originated) something of great unique-

the rest creatively. It may not even be the artwork you pro-

ness, but in actuality you did not. Just changed and added a

duce, it may be a technique you use as there are many variable

few things to your creative self. “ I do speak from experience.”

possibilities.

Do not get me wrong influence can be good in reasoning to inspire an individual to create something in the likeness of his

The basis of your originality is an art form that’s what makes an

or her own significance.

individual stand out to you. Simply you can relate to his or hers uniqueness of original self. From senses of a magnetic law

So lessons learned over time of trial and error through an in-

or laws of attraction, that’s why people are in awe of amaze-

fluential state of mind. Can be differentiated by applying a bit

ment when they first lay there eyes-ears-nose-mouth-hands

of heart. Once the foundation is set and the creative laws are

to any creation. Drawing you to originality of feeling because

abided in your mind, let it all go and trust your inner light and

you can tell when somebody is throwing good energy towards

believe in the existence of what makes your original creation

your creation rather than passing it by with little or no emo-

flourish with freedom. Originality is freedom, a lesson that

tion. Basically something an artist has to get used to, realizing

masters had trouble with for centuries to this present date

the provocative self is what it is and people are giant bursts of

even myself.

feelings that fluctuate.

The uniqueness of a trend is originalities friend or foe when

Originality could be the stand point of how an individual can

it comes to exposure because again originality can be a wild

really find themselves, understand themselves and define

beast if it isn’t tamed and nurtured like a fruit of nature. It could

themselves. Apply it to any medium they choose that feels best.

be good or bad or what it is for the moment. If it is

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COLOR Color is alive and well inside and outside around and all

to the clothes we wear. Or the all so controlling of the stop light

over. Colors are what make a piece, a body of work, the all

or a stop sign, to the so called controversial beautiful skin on our

surrounding of what it is. Color helps us live outside the box

very own backs. It all has an effect even the color of the sun if

on a creative standpoint. Unless your color blind in a sense

you stare at it long enough. The color of words and music in a

of ignoring the illusion around us and believing the color

descriptive form conjuring its colorful potion of understanding,

of negative influences within, you have to go through these

this is in al simple relation to the use of color and how the feel-

negative aspect to reach the richness, bright, movement, form,

ing “ if you believe in it”, and the fact of how the healing power of

light, composition, line, space, etc....of positive color. Its

color is special like all of us. In special ways is universal I believe

inevitable you have to bring balance. Some don’t reach the

if we understood the root of all. Which is the color of colors

color balance or they reach it when they die or transition hence

that make up the all living from smallest to biggest, non living

the fact the life of color or colorless life.

and living. To the everlasting infinite of the most high this world would be almost there where ever there is . Really who am I?

You can understand theories, movements, wheels of color in which they should all be respected. The best theory if there are

I can go into every single color in depth and to detail about the

or is what’s best the greatest achievement on color theory is by

effects of every color, I am leaving room for feeling basically

any creator that uses any and every color known to man and

letting the spectator learn from there own experience of color

creates beauty. As a manifesto of theory was written by Johann

and take it for what it is and either teach the next man color the-

Wolfgang Von Goethe “ A, specific colors are attributed to spe-

ory or let it be as one but I leave a not with this .....

cific divine manifestations.” basically believing in your colors. Newton’s law of the color spectrum was limited but respected and perspectively where it needs to be. Giving birth and shedding light on the quantum spectrum in tune the fact of light giving life to color and theorists all over the globe. My perspective of color is the all healing its an internal divine mood setting applied to my creation of form and texture. There are all colors that have effects on peoples every day lives. To the colors on our walls in thy house or work space,

“ WE ARE SURROUNDED BY LINES OF COLOR FORMS OF COMPOSITION IN SPACE SURROUNDED BY LIGHT BREATH OR NO BREATH.

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SELF EXPRESSION Self expression is a reflection of your self through craft as an artisan. A simple mirror effect relating to you and your audience, That really expresses in full effect of how you as an artist, is feeling in moments in time. This is just the way we record moments and reach the masses ( if you as an artist chooses to). Some artists go to great measures to express, some take the humble yet meek approach. Either way the point still comes across. The fact of self expression is the point. The meaning of some sort depends on how serious you take yourself and your talent (or not). It also can be in comparison to these balls of energy that make up the matter of what matters, can dictate the flow of “meaning.” “Everything is Everything” so you as an artist can take it for what it is, not limiting the facts and truths about your creations and let the work speak for it self. In the art world there always has to be a meaning a story with the series, there is nothing wrong with this if so and if possible create and describe words and apply them to your feelings of self expression. Key word “self” and the understanding of “self” is when I realize I am “you.” Look deeper than your self and be free. Constantly monitor your thoughts from mental pollution if not then express it positively, any which way you see fit and it wont be hazardous to your health. My point of self expression is what you are reading at this very moment and letting the audience feel there own way through my work. If they need an explanation and compare feelings so be it. How do you show self expression?

AUDIENCE The spectator has the right to feel any certain way they shall about the artist work or anything in life. Reason being is that your audience is in simple relation to you, yourself. You as an artist is, and has a major part as a spectator. What makes you, as an “artist” any different from the next man. Granted your medium is different but everyone has a talent that you observe, and have feelings-opinions and constructive criticisms about. Personalizing your audience is something with in the artist. Every ones sensitive when it comes to there work, “I know I am.” Learning to take things with a grain of salt is how I cope. So no matter what your audience thinks-feels-does. Realize the love for thy self is strong and you know automatically that “you know.” Letting your audience into your world has to deal with trust and not just any old trust, but trust for thy self so you can trust others and connect with there feelings and energy. Even if they do not trust them selves in order to look, see, open, look, see. Majority rules your audience is validation, be humble and great full and validate your audience.

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