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
The Simultaneous Ecstacy of Feeling both Everything and Nothing
While this painting was conceived before I was reading Nietzsche heavily, it was finished while I am 3/4 through "Thus Spoke Zarathustra", and I am certain these readings had a large influence on the work.
We all desire the rapture of ecstasy, we all want to feel knowledgeable, empowered and satisfied. It is the feeling of the woman in this painting, and the feeling which drives you here to learn of her.
When I first saw the skeletal cage like fractal which was the inspiration for this painting, I immediately was struck with not only the feeling it depicts, but the rest of the imagery that would make this composition. While highly complex, the image also has a meditative quality, one that clears your mind as well as stimulating it....thus the Everything and Nothing of the title. The work also depicts other figures of great metaphor in the Nietzscheian world, the sun and the ocean, both givers and takers of life.
The skeletal cupola itself carries much significance as it acts as both a crown and gives roots to the work. Its complex geometry and joints in some cases give birth to even more complex filler matter, which, has the structure of specialized bones. Bones which are found in birds and some flying mammals, that are geometrical masterpieces that through phenomenal architecture, maintain both the strength and lightness needed for their skeleton to fly. These structures allow for my figure to both fly, and be grounded, at the same time.
The work also is the first in a series where fractal geometry starts to give way to forms more fluid. To that end the blue and white intrusions of ink clouds at the base of the work are a sign of things and shapes to come, a road sign to the future. In the folds and billowing will be borne new imagery which while still being mathematically based or fractal, will provide completely new pictorial matter.
This painting was done in a large size to allow you, the viewer to be absorbed by it, to be sucked in and enter its world and emotion. To evoke emotion and to provoke thought are the artists highest goals. To bring you, the viewer, not only into the artists mind and world, but to initiate the cerebral chain reaction that can grow new neural pathways and create new ways of thinking for the viewer.
Below I leave you with some quotes from Nietzsche
“Art is the proper task of life. ”
“There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.”
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”
A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us
“I know of no better life purpose than to perish in attempting the great and the impossible.
One must give value to their existence by behaving as if ones very existence were a work of art