Tuesday, 29 March 2016

WHO WORE THEM? ART BY MIABO ENYADIKE


WHO 
WORE 
THEM? 


Art is dynamic and Artist are naturally driven. 

As an Artist, I always look for new avenues to create Art that haunts my imagination.

Whenever I visit Vintage stores, clothing or otherwise, I always have the same question at the back of my mind, and it is who owned these items?.




A Dad? Acrylic on cotton shirt; Miabo Enyadike



This time around, I was attracted to men's shirts. I thought to myself, how about putting a face and a personality to these shirts.

And I went ahead, bought a few shirts and created paintings with faces and personality on them.




A DJ?; Acrylic on cotton shirt; Miabo Enyadike





That is the inspiration behind this art series, Who wore them?....




A miner?; Acrylic on cotton Shirt; Miabo Enyadike 




I allowed, my imagination answer the question for me......






A Clergy Man?; Acrylic on cotton shirt; Miabo Enyadike. 




by putting a face and personality on each shirt.






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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

'THE ARTIST' PUTTING OUR WORK OUT THERE. BY MIABO ENYADIKE.


 'THE ARTIST' 
PUTTING OUR WORK 
OUT THERE.   



The artist is one with a vivid imagination, a complex, yet beautiful and intense mind.



                              Stop and love; Mixed Media Abstract Art; by Miabo Enyadike.

 Our ability to observe and translate events, objects, humanity, lifestyle and pain that we see around us, into a gift that is shared and received by all who see it and term it  "Creativity", is what oils our artistic wheels to keep moving.

It encourages us artist, to keep on creating and expanding our gift, to the delight of our Audience.




THE FACE; INK ON BOARD PAPER; Miabo Enyadike


What comes in between this creativity, is how artist suffer in the name of their craft.





Colours; Mixed Media Art; Miabo Enyadike


 The difficulty it entails to put this beauty, created by us called "Art Works",out there, be it paintings, sculpture, graphics, fashion,  pottery or ceramics, photography etc and be taken seriously by galleries, markets, dealers, collectors etc.....is a huge, if not an herculean task to bear.



GARDEN PARTY; INK ON BOARD PAPER; Miabo Enyadike



 That brings me to the issue, of the Internet and the artist. The Internet has created a platform for the artist that could be far reaching than we artist anticipate.

 An artist can make a living by the side, regardless of brick and mortar or huge financial commitment, just by uploading and clicking.  

Whilst waiting for the big break, we all dream about and desire.



BEATRICE;INK ON BOARD PAPER;Miabo Enyadike


The Internet at least is on the side of the artist.



Houses; Ink on paper board; Miabo Enyadike




The reason I say so is from my own experience.




 THESE BOOTS ARE MEANT FOR WALKING;Ink on  Board paper; Miabo Enyadike


The Internet galleries, when you find a good one with a good track record, are not out to put our works down, or ask us to come back in two years time, when they understand what your art is all about.





CRIME! WHO  DONE IT;MIXED MEDIA; Miabo Enyadike



Neither do they go comparing us, to other artist or berating our artistic efforts.

The Internet is simple;



THE FAMILY; MIXED MEDIA; Miabo Enyadike

 (1). It encourages us to be entrepreneurs of our gift.

(2).Stay true to our creativity, whilst  putting our Art out there for us effortlessly.

(3). Introducing us to dealers, patrons, lovers of Art,  Art communities with common interest. True and valid critiquing.

(4). Opening our eyes, and giving us a glimpse of what other artist are doing, to promote their Art and Craft.

(5). Showing us ways, to harness this gift that is given to us in a good way, through collective efforts and encouragement, by our peers in the art world.



  Abstract Art; Mixed Media; Miabo Enyadike

(6). Where Artist, all over the world can view each other's  work, get inspired and be motivated.

(7). The Artist, does not have to leave their 
homes or home country,  to exhibit  to be known, it is truly amazing and gratifying.

(8). The best part, is the sense of community. Also the knowledge, that you are not alone in this, regardless of what part of the world you are from.  



Africa; Ink on paperboard; Miabo Enyadike.


There are several online  galleries, that create a platform for the artist. 

These online galleries introduce artist, to a broader audience and they are free.

 Artist can simply upload their work and sell through these platforms.


All that is needed is for you the artist,to have work that is made by you that's all. 



Silhouette of a woman; Ink on paper board; Miabo Enyadike

To access these online galleries is easy.

It's not "rocket science", simply search on the internet for example,  Online art galleries
 or How to sell your art on the internet. 

And the Artist, will get to see a lot of these online art galleries and platforms, to choose from each offering opportunity.

 Some for free, they take a commission if the work is sold, others might take a stipend, for you to be a member. 

Bottom line, it all boils down to the fact that they exist and are out there to assist the artist.  






For me as an Artist, it comes as a great relief that I can put my work "out there" in any manner I choose.

Then  hold my breath, that people receive it in good faith and enjoy this gift called "Creativity".
........ENJOY


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Friday, 18 March 2016

WAITING! ABSTRACT ART AND ART INSTALLATION BY MIABO ENYADIKE


Waiting 
Art 
Installation


Waiting,is one duty that we hate, somehow  it puts us in our place sort of. This is one aspect of life that speaks for itself.

 In some cases it could be manipulated like in a high end restaurant. Regulars, the affluent and celebrities can deny you and I an opportunity of a reservation, even when we are there first.  Majority of other Issues in life we have to wait in line.




Art installation; Waiting your turn;
 By miabo enyadike.



To name a few,Migration, finding true love, childbirth, medical issues, creating a business, being a successful artist,  buying a custom Ferrari or any new designer product, requires waiting of some sort.

The inspiration behind this mini installation, is how my friend and I had to wait in line, for hours at the post office the other day.





Art installation; Waiting your turn;
 By miabo enyadike.



 We were in such a hurry and that was the only post office close by that we could renew our driver's licence, every other one would be a journey.

 Despite how busy we were, we knew driving  our cars after that day would be a police fine.  We just had to wait our turn and oh boy! did we wait.




Art installation; Waiting your turn;
 By miabo enyadike.



 As I tried to occupy my mind with "good thoughts" of the people in front of us and at the same time frustrated with the slowness of the attendants, that was when it occurred to me that waiting in line, is one of the most humbling and frustrating experiences.

This is one thing that we all have to go through in life regardless of our status, race or educational background in society.

 Life is full of waiting!.




Art installation; Waiting your turn;
 By miabo enyadike.


Some people, might disagree with this view that's okay. My point here is not all about physically waiting in line, it is about the good and bad things in life that make us wait. 




Art installation; Waiting your turn;
 By miabo enyadike.



Bottom line, we have to persevere, endure and wait sometimes.This could be physically, other times mentally and even spiritually, to get to where we desire to be. 

That's all I'm saying..........Enjoy.



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Thursday, 10 March 2016

UNDERSTANDING ABSTRACT ART; BY MIABO ENYADIKE




UNDERSTANDING
ABSTRACT
 ART

Abstract Art, is one aspect of fine Art that I love. This type of Art expression, allows you to be you!.




      Migration;abstract art; miabo enyadike


 It creates a kind of curiosity and a sense of wonder, around the artist.

Typically one is always intrigued, when they view an abstract painting, or Art in general.




 Migration; abstract mixed media;miabo enyadike


The difference with abstract art is the how,why and what the....! question.

                   


                Maze; abstract art; miabo enyadike



I always try to put myself in the shoes of the artist, of course wondering if I could have delivered the same message,
 differently or if I get the message at all.



flowers in a vase; abstract art by miabo enyadike


Then I put myself, in the the shoes of the audience.





                   Bloom;mixed media;miabo enyadike

Trying to see the message, in the work or the beauty and breathtaking skill and colour, that has been woven into a story.



Lady Pout; abstract art; miabo enyadike

That could be interpreted in any language, without really delivering any message but just uplifts the soul. 




         Abstract Art; miabo enyadike



Trust me I have been in both shoes severally and I love it. I don't try to read any message when buying art, it just has to uplift me when I look at  it. 




                 Elements in the sky; miabo enyadike

And when I create art, especially 
abstract Art, it should uplift
and secure curiosity and delight, in the hearts and soul of those who view it.




             Behind the picket fence;miabo enyadike




It should also be interpreted by them, in their own language and terms, regardless of what I title it. 


  Distance; abstract art; miabo enyadike

Art is for us to...... Enjoy.

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

MY GROCERY BAGS; ABSTRACT MIXED MEDIA ART; BY MIABO ENYADIKE.


 GROCERY BAGS
 ABSTRACT
 MIXED MEDIA 
ART.

When I buy shopping bags for groceries, I buy them for groceries simple.

 Lately they have been piling up and  I also don't remember to take them along to the stores.







 I always end up with new ones or opt for the  store plastics bags, any which way, you end up paying for either of them.




                   Abstract mixed media Art;Tribal symbols; miabo enyadike


Cleaning out the pantry the other day, was well an eye opener, I discovered in a light bulb moment that it was not so bad to have all these shopping bags,because the texture could be used for craft or art of some sort!. 




                  Abstract mixed media Art;Tribal symbols; miabo enyadike


That was fantastic, my thoughts  just went with my new desire, to apply art on all surfaces and experience, different textures and new ways of creating art.




                            Abstract mixed media Art;Tribal symbols; miabo enyadike


 I discovered they  could absorb paint and still retain, their texture and it didn't require a lot of priming of the surface.




                 Abstract mixed media Art;Tribal symbols; miabo enyadike



Once I had that figure out, I decided to create Abstract mixed media art, using paper and small  cut out boards, with tribal art on them.




                      Abstract mixed media Art;Tribal symbols; miabo enyadike



 I applied paint to the surface, of the bags and added all the other elements.



                             Abstract mixed media Art;Tribal symbols; miabo enyadike


 My aim simply is to reiterate the 
possibilities out there to create art, in our time as contemporary artist, regardless of our circumstances..........Enjoy. 


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