For more than a year now I have been working on a project that is near to my heart. It is the kind of project that could change the course of my life, and I am aware of that every minute I spend working on it.
I have created an online art gallery with a twist. Unlike other online galleries, this one does not simply sell works of art for profit. This gallery sells original art work but also gives the artist a chance to earn something from each sale and get publicity from being in the gallery. The site also has some great features to help artists improve their work and sell better, such as an e-book section and tutorials.
The site is called Alex Gray Art (www.alexgrayart.com) and it is run by myself and another artist who has been helping me create it for a year now. I will be blogging about how this project develops as we move forward in this journey together, as well as offering advice to other artists on how to succeed in the art world and not go unnoticed.
The work is not about me or my experience, but it is about Alex Gray’s experience and his art. He says that he looks at the “truth in [his] heart” and uses that to create the pieces that he creates. I believe that his art is meaningful to him and others because Alex Gray is an artist who puts a lot of thought into his work.
It is important for him to put out work that makes people think about things in life. He wants his work to be a tool for people to use, like a mirror, as a way for them to figure out who they are on their own terms. When creating the art, he wants to capture the reality of what people might see in their mind’s eye when they think about something real.
I have chosen Alex Gray as my subject because I am interested in the process from design to completion of his artwork and what goes into it. I chose this subject because I am very interested in art and wanted to know about how this artist works and what he does when creating one of his pieces.
Sculptor and Painter
Alex Gray is a contemporary American artist known for his spiritually themed, large-scale paintings and sculptures. He has been creating art since the 1970s.
The theme of his work is centered on images of transcendence and visionary states of consciousness. These experiences are portrayed in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, mosaic, video, performance art and installation art.
Tattooing: Alex Gray has tattooed himself with over 80 tattoos that are like a “living iconographic diary” or the “skin of his spiritual journey”. Four of his works are displayed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Alex Gray is an American artist best known for his public sculptures and large-scale installations that often incorporate mirrors or reflective materials. His work covers a wide range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, and sculpture.
In the early 1990s, Gray’s style was figurative and expressionist. His first major monument, The Invisible Man (1990), depicted a nude male figure with his arms raised above his head. By 1995 Gray had changed direction to focus on art that made spiritual connections through imagery rather than words. He also began exploring the use of glass in his artwork which he continues today.
In 2000, Gray founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors with filmmaker Mitch Schultz. The non-profit venue fosters spiritual enlightenment by exhibiting contemporary visionary art from American artists in New York City and around the world.
Gray’s monumental black granite sculpture Altar I (2005), dedicated in 2005 at the Church of Scientology’s headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, is listed among the top 25 religious monuments of the 21st century by The Art Newspaper.
His works have been exhibited internationally at such venues as New York City’s Museum of Modern Art; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Whitney Museum of American Art; Solomon R.
There is a time to make art and a time to critique art. It’s all very well to read up on the latest theories and stay informed about the latest trends. I’m not suggesting you should ignore everything else and just focus on your art. You need to do both. And yet something is wrong when we spend more time reading articles about other people’s work than actually making our own work.
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Last month I published a post called “How to be an Artist,” in which I described my idea of what it means to be an artist. It’s based on some simple principles—the most important one being that you have to actually create things.
Telling stories is fun; talking about stories is not. Creating art is fun; talking about art is not.
So I wrote the post and then I waited for the comments to appear. You see, I knew what they’d be like before they were even posted. Sure enough, they were as I predicted: positive, but with that tone of condescension that people use when they’re trying to be nice but not really succeeding. The comments all said, “Nice idea, Alex, but it won’t work for everyone.” And then someone asked me for advice on how to get started as an artist.
This blog post is my answer to that question.
I decided that the only thing worse than being patronized with false encouragement (i.e., “Nice idea”) would be being patronized with false discouragement (“It won’t work”). So rather than give you false encouragement, I’m going to tell you the truth: If you want people to pay attention to your work, you need some kind
Alex Gray is a brilliant visionary painter known for his large-scale public art, paintings and sculptures. He was born in Glasgow Scotland in 1955, but has since moved to the United States. Alex’s work has been featured on the covers of 11 albums by various bands such as Tool and The Smashing Pumpkins. Alex Gray is an artist with a message. His work explores themes of religion, sexuality, self-empowerment, consumer culture, and the environment. His work embodies these themes while dealing with issues surrounding human perception and consciousness.
One of his most famous works is Saint Peter’s Shadow which depicts Jesus Christ holding an atom bomb to illustrate the dualistic nature of humanity. This piece is significant because it combines his spiritual beliefs with elements of science and technology which are often portrayed as enemies to spirituality and religion.
Ratio Christi is another one of Alex Gray’s well known works; this piece exudes religious iconography similar to that found in Renaissance art, but instead uses science imagery such as DNA in place of religious symbology. A third piece entitled The Endtimes: Stigmata follows a similar theme to that of The Last Supper where Christ’s 12 apostles are replaced with members from the scientific community such as Carl Sagan and Albert Einstein.