i'm an artist; so are you. i love all art, particularly abstract. inside the 'abstract' are mysteries, truths, teases, realities, entanglement, answers, questions, revelations, dreams, possibilities ... it's all in there; a quantum realm. Have a look at what i do. please feel free to share, critique, react. Thx!
Merriam-Webster's defines 'abstract' as: 'disassociated from any specific instance.' This means it doesn't follow a particular cultural cursor or universal stereotype. Therein lies the potential for unlimited creativity and freedom, meaning that whatever flows through the artist, is possible.
Abstraction challenges, questions and provides stimulation for the senses and the mind behind.
It's all possible.
contrary to what we think we see, there is so much in our field of perception that exists unseen. Spaces, shapes, colors, their relationships, contrasts, uniformity, connections, direction, combinations all packed with feeling and essence that can be sharp, easing, inspirational, all-emotion, thought invoking ...
There are shapes, colors and directionals that lie as elemental constructs of what is being perceived. Myriad possibilities in what can be ascertained, extracted, received when breaking things down into various fundamental pieces and learning to see them on differing levels and in different ways. Cubist thinking of the early 20th century introduced a new method of perception; taking a multitude of momentary views and placing them into a fluid yet finished perception; which it seems is how we actually look at something. The Impressionists broke down form into color pieces like pixels, demonstrating motion and shape, composing something dynamically grand.
I take something seen. I try to break it down into elemental pieces; possibly crop it, thumbnail it, invert it, turn it on its axis and highlight or subdue aspects to hopefully reveal the power, the beauty, the world within. There is a wondrous multiverse within everything we encounter. And with this sense of vision and perception that i try to employ in my art, I hope to unlock windows or ports into what an observer could possibly encounter on levels they hadn't initially sensed.
my name is john waigand. I'm american and living 20 years now in taiwan. I'm married, have two kids and run a language school that helps us eat, play and buy art supplies.
i graduated from UC davis in 1994 with degrees in art studio and art history; the latter insinuating why i wound up in asia.
Up til now i've not yet lived the dream of being a full time artist due to being very colorblind. hard to feed the pups that way. yet, ive not let it stop me. I have been wrestling color for quite some time now, and, at least, we have a volatile friendship.
never give up, never surrender