Paintings inspired by Love
Love is the Answer Oil on Canvas , 12"x9" 12/2020
The Alchemy of Love Oil on Canvas 32"x24" 3/2021
The Oxytocin Harp 3D Holographic Lenticular 18" x 24" 6/2021
This series of paintings is based on love.and the feelings it elicits. The electro chemical reactions to love in the brain, and the desire it causes.
We are here to evolve, learn, accomplish, inspire, and create. There are combinations of these elements that give us drive and will. No matter where we come from, what our status is, intellectual prowess, or position in life, I feel there is one more thing beyond the elements that makes most of us the same. Love. Beyond all the distractions and glamour, pain, and suffering, I feel we all want to love and be loved. I'll close this book with the wish that you have love in your life and heart and that it attracts the love you deserve.
"Love is the Answer" is the first of the series and depicts the love of a couple as they affectionately lean towards echother.They are formed simply by the archway the defines day from night. A golden film that seperates the dark from the light. Their love is universal and exists in the complexity that is the world around us. Each thermal whisp in the space time of the scene is executed to visulaize the wondrous complexity of even the most simple landscape. Know that the same complex fluidity flows within and throughout the space between your molecules, with each complex pocket formed dby the movement of temperature and corpuscular movement. The world around us is a wondrous place, but just behind the verneer of our senses, lies a world beyond the dreams of most.
Love is the Answer Oil on Canvas 12"x9" Louis Markoya - 2020
Love is the Answer is based on the tiny painting to the left, which has been brought to visualization utilizing the very latest in Neural software and deep dreams.
That painting which I did long ago was based on a combination of two Dali works shown below, Couple with Heads full of Clouds and Architectural Reminiscence of Millets Angelus.
THe Alchemy of Love Oil on Canvas, 32"x24" 3/2021
Transition states, the fabric series
Gravity can be Escaped, By Realizing You are Atmosphere
In a large majority of the work I have done, I have attempted to convey the idea and the feelings beyond emotion related to a further understanding of Dali's Nuclear Mysticism. Quite simply this is to feel the space between your molecules, to know you are not solid, and that as humans we are relegated to what our senses make us believe. At an atomic scale the space between our atoms is similar to that of space between stars in the galaxies. While these size realities are difficult to fathom, if you can imagine that the boundaries to our own bodies are at the skin and that skin is full of space, with the nothingness of space throughout that skin and our entire system, it is not so hard to imagine that we are more fluid than solid and that our mass flows through space as space flows through it.
In this series of paintings, I have employed fabric to act as a transition state between our bodies and the air, or more specifically, clouds, which because of the density of moisture in them, also appear to be solid, but better represent our own true nature.
All of these paintings have some aspect of them generated with AI, with a command similar to something like "Storm Clouds turning into fabulous drapery" Pieces of the compositions were generated utilizing the very latest in Computer Imagery.
While AI images are highly controversial at the moment, I sincerely feel that artists should always embrace technology. Utilizing AI images to inspire artwork to me is the same as Leonardo using water stains on plaster walls, or Raphael using clouds. It is all the same process, and previous to AI I used fractal generation to inspire my compositions (and still do). So now there is one more weapon in the artist's arsenal to compose the images of their desire.
In these works, I also wanted to convey that we are not good judges of scale based on our own size and senses and that being part of the world and space as space itself flows through you resets the size at which you actually exist. So I have employed landscapes to enhance the sense of scale and stature in the world around us.
Love is in the Air
Cristo's Dream and My Self Portrait are the last paintings to be created before the finale of the series was painted. Working with cloth in these paintings could not help but bring me to the whimsy Christo had in wrapping Statues, bridges and even islands. I immediately came to the conclusion that if he had the ability, wrapping the Milky Way would have been his penultimate achievement. Here the force of the universe shredding the cloth makes for both an abstract and beautiful image, full of wonder and expansion of thought.
My self-portrait, relates not only to the space between the atoms of my head and brain but to my studies of Nietzche and his ubermensch, where it can be thought that the normal cranium could not contain the amount of knowledge of the Ubermensch. Here AI again will bring this reality to our beings by chip implants into our brains that can wirelessly access the latest versions of CHAT GPT and undreamed of databases.