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
And the Gods Made Love, the Sky Spoke to Lee Alexander McQueen
I have always been aware of fashion, and that it is one of the easiest ways to distinguish yourself in whatever manner you choose. Being an artist, I have sought to identify myself from the masses by dressing somewhat differently. To that end I have designed several pieces of clothing and had them hand made to manifest this distinction for myself.
Not long ago I visited a fashion show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY,NY. The show was "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology". It was simply amazing. At the show, I became astonished by the creativity and skill of Iris Van Herpen, and Alexander McQueen. I was not previously aware of the artistry of their designs.
These designers were not only amazing fashion designers, but true artists in every way. They raised the entire concept of the human spirit with their clothing. Avant-garde and futuristic do not even come close to describing the work these artists have created. What struck me first was how fractal the basis of Iris Van Herpen’s designs are. From there, her designs evolved to unique and inspiring.
Alexander McQueen similarly has designed and made garments that simply extoll both the beauty and intricacy of life. These designers understand the axiom I came up with some time ago and indeed painted a popular work with the title, "Only Thought can Rival Nature"(Markoya,2015). They have demonstrated this truth by making designs that begin with nature, and then take it so much further. Complimenting and extrapolating the natural designs with wizardry. This wizardry comes in the form of exquisite materials and patterns, as well as utilizing modern technology to construct designs impossible until the recent past.
In my painting, the fractal patterned sky creates funnels, vortices which bring both the grandness and openness of the sky and the clouds, plus the wisdom of nature to the designs of McQueen, who used the inspiration to create garments which can move a person as much as any music, painting or other form of art can. I will display my love and respect for Alexander by wearing designs of his genius.While Irisd Van Herpen now designs only for woman, I await the day I can wear her visions of genius also. The world misses you Alexander.