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 painting "The Mystery", is unique within my recent paintings in many ways. I usually dedicate these pages to an explanation of the thoughts that led me to the painting, and its meaning. I will admit to you dear reader, for the first time in many paintings, that I have no idea what it means.
I can however, show you the influences that created this painting in my mind, and then leave it to each and every individual to find their own meaning.
One day at work I saw the picture on the right here hanging on a managers door. From far away I was intrigued, recognized the classical Dali coloring and went over to take a photo of it. I knew I wanted to base my next painting on just the landscape, not knowing anything about what would fill it. Soon after I made the three dimensional fractal which appears in it thinking it was not only mysterious, but had perfect coloring for the background chosen. It was the first item to be chosen for the composition.
Upon seeing the fractal on th ebackground I immediately knew I wanted to include a sheet wrapped woman and a rock to finish the work. Why? I have no idea. but again I can give you where I drew the influences from. The first element after the mysterious fractal I knew I wanted in the painting was the anonymous woman whapped in a sheet, but from memory and not reference, I wanted her to have the pose of the woman in Dali's "Dali Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening", I have no reason why.
I also knew my rock should be fashioned after the rocks that appear in Dali's Dali "Shades of Night Descending" and was stunned when I looked it up to find (as I had forgot) there is a wrapped figure, In Dali's painting, the figure is attached to the rocks, like a cocoon, where I had my figure on the ground. Just one of the aspects of mystery of "The Mystery".
Inspiration for "The Mystery"
There are many mysteries within "The Mystery". First is the strange fractal structure which, while organic, is very architectural, but seemingly impossible as it is extremely top heavy. I also noticed in the openings of the structure that two of three persona that appear in Dali's "Old Age, Adolescence, Infancy (The Three Ages)". Can be found. The second mystery is both the identity and reason for the wrapped female figure, and what the relationship to the pose of Dali's "Dream Caused" painting. Some elements of the pose are mimiked, and others do not, but I know I based the pose on the woman in this painting. The third mystery is caused by the shadow that emits from the lower left corner. In the picture above it is created by the floating male, but in "The Mystery" the position of the sun is opposite to the inspirationsl picture. This means there is a figure just outside of the painting casting a shadow into the field of view. WIthout really knowing, I feel this figure is key to the painting and understanding the meaning of the work.
What do you think?