I am a 4th-year student of painting, interested in connecting digital art and classical painting. My main inspiration comes from fantasy movies and books, computer games. Sometimes I work with artificial intelligence and VR headset. I am working with software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign and Blender.
My work has two themes which are yellow flowers and the ocean. The theme of yellow flowers is connected to my mum’s illness. She had spleen cancer and died in December 2021. Spleen cancer is not painful, and many people don’t find out about it until the last stage when their skin turns yellow because the spleen connections are blocked. That is why I choose this colour. As a tribute to my mum.
I created ocean paintings because my mum loved being at the beach and swimming in the ocean. I had one of her pictures on my computer desktop, swimming and smiling, and these paintings remind me of her happy times.
After visiting an art cafe Gabriela, I was invited to participate in an exhibition in this cafe. I gave there one of my paintings that goes well with the theme of Helena Hruskova Stefkova and her flowers. I got an offer to include three of my paintings with roses.
Image of my painting included in this exhibition:
(My painting is inspired by David Jansen and his Youtube tutorials)
About the main artist of this exhibition Helena Hruskova Stefkova.
Helena Hruskova Stefkova was born in Prague in 1955 and studied at the Academy of Art in Prague in 1982 in the atelier of professor Frantisek Jiroudka. She took part in many individual and collective exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Japan and Germany.
She got interested in art at a very young age because her parents are artists. Her father is an academic sculptor Milos Hruska, and her mother is an academic painter Helena Hruskova – Slavikova; her favourite painting technique is oil on canvas. Her inspiration comes from the nature around the Czech mountains called Orlicke hory, mainly painting flowers and landscapes.
In 2020 and 2021, she was a part of a virtual exhibition in Hluboka nad Vltavou in the Czech Republic. Her paintings can be found in private collections in the Europe, USA and Japan, and she is a part of an art group called Femina. In 2003 she received an award from Masarykova akademie for her artistic contribution.
What venues am most interested in?
The venues I am most interested in are online forms of exhibition. The word exhibition stands for a public display of some state of the art. I primarily engage with platforms such as Twitch, Instagram and YouTube. These platforms enable artists to show their work to various audiences that might not go to a gallery. Also, you can engage with the artist, especially on Twitch, where you can ask questions in the chat or have a form of conversation with the artist.
What is the nature of the venue? What is twitch?
It is a video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming with a separate category for art.
Favourite artist on Twitch
My favourite Twitch artist is Chloe Ventura, she focuses mainly on fantasy themes from video games and books such as The Lord of The Rings, Witcher, Adams Family and many other fantasy stories.
Paintings from this semester are focused on angels, which is also included in my dissertation work. My dissertation is mainly focused on the history of angels and their representation in art. The book from Emil Pales called Angeologie dejin I. and II. inspired my interest in this topic.
Image of angel flying away from the sky to deliver a message of peace to Earth.
Paintings of archangels Zachariel and Raphael are based on descriptions from books from Emil Pales.
Painting of an angel with a stained window behind it.
This project is based on three books from a Slovak writer and university professor Emil Pales. These books are called Angelology of History – The Synchronicity and Periodicity in History I and II. The third book is called Seven Archangels – Rhythms of Inspiration in The History of Culture and Nature. In these books, he writes about inspirations and the collective superconscious and subconscious of humankind. He claims that exists a non-random order of time that manifests in the content of inspiration. That the same or very similar situations/thoughts/events experience multiple people/nations in different parts of the world at the same time without being influenced by each other or some same occasion.
Angelology is an ancient epistemology that captures the changing of collective subconscious structures. These structures we find in present times under terms such as paradigm, episteme, archetype, or systems of truths. These books bring thorough evidence of the ancient static, non-random, synchronised, and recurring character of waves of creativity worldwide.
WEEK 1 – 20/9 – WORKING ON REFERENCE IMAGES, WRITING HOMEWORK, SETTING UP BLOG, FINISH STUDY PLAN
WEEK 2 – 27/9 – FINISH REFERENCE IMAGES, START PAINTING, SET UP STUDIO
WEEK 3 – 4/10 – CONTINUE PAINTING, READING, RESEARCH, WRITING
WEEK 4 – 11/10 – CONTINUE PAINTING, FINISH AT LEAST ONE PAINTING (SERIES OF 7 PAINTINGS)
WEEK 5 – 18/10 – WRITING, PAINTING, PREPARING VIDEO FOR PRESENTATION METHODS
WEEK 6 – 28/10 – WRITING, PAINTING, HALFWAY THROUGH SEMESTER ONE
WEEK 7 – 1/11 – WORKING ON PRESENTATION (One 20 minute presentation to peers and staff), PAINTING, WRITING
WEEK 8 – 8/11 – UPDATE BLOG WITH PROGRESS, CONTINUE PAINTING – AT THIS POINT AT THIRD PAINTING (FROM 3/7)
WEEK 9 – 15/11 – WRITING, PAINTING, PRESENTATION, VIDEO FOR PRESENTATION
WEEK 10 – 22/11 – CONTINUE PAINTING, WRITING – DEADLINE FOR METHODS AND PRESENTATION
WEEK 11 – 29/11 – DEADLINE FOR VISUAL RESEARCH (A draft report is 1000 words), introduce your work and discuss your ideas and your progress to date, A draft Extended research report, have available your work made for Art Practice as well as a portfolio of research material,
reflect on your 1st semester’s learning,
WEEK 12 – 6/12 – LAST WEEK OF WORK, FINISHING, PRESENTATION
During the summer holiday, I wanted to start painting again but struggled
with motivation and inspiration. I decide to follow impressionistic tutorials from David Jansen and his great youtube tutorials.
These pictures are rendered images from my 3d animations. The first four images are based on youtube tutorials for Blender of loop animations. The aim was to create environments where I could exhibit my paintings, and those loop animations should be in between passing from one environment to another as a portal.
The last five images are screenshots from Blender, and here is the final video:
I am planning to create something similar but in more of a natural/garden-like environment with a slower pace and more clear. I created the sounds for this animation as well.