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The First in New Series

Just  completed this first, large-scale, Mobile-Relief Portrait… “#2404 – Portrait of the Artist’s Wife as Sphinx Contemplating the Undimensionality of Polka Dots Scattered Amongst Anti-matter.” (2014); Acrylic & Oil Pastels on Archival Photograph and wood panels; approx 9′ X 8′

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Rules

There are “rules” governing art whether they are enforced or not (and they rarely are anymore except by Time itself). The problem is, these rules can’t really be discussed or written down. An artist will know them intuitively. That’s all that can be said. You either understand them, or you don’t. The thing that is totally unacceptable is when unscrupulous dealers peddle watered-down, bromidic, endlessly derivative “craft” as High Art to uneducated “collectors.” A legitimate collector will thoroughly educate himself on the subject of Art History, learn the rules, and not simply depend on the “advice” of a gallerist. Collectors will be Art’s salvation… or Its downfall.

The Weeping Woman -- Picasso

The Weeping Woman — Picasso

Thoughts About Automatic Expressionism

I’ve often thought, “What am I saying?” “What are these new paintings about?” Seems I’m always getting more answers, so I’ll just start logging them. Here are a few recent ones:

1 — The paintings suggest our human efforts are clumsy compared to Nature’s…

2 — They are an expression of politically incorrect emotions…

3 — They express the unspoken Anguish of Humanity…

4 — They are vestiges of my still-suffering inner child…

5 — They are glimpses of my own repressed angst…

6 — They prove that beneath my thin facade of normalcy, I am quite mad… ?

7 — They hint that we all live with deeply repressed terror knowing we are essentially some kind of microbes clinging to a very small chunk of stone hurtling through the cosmos at dizzying speeds toward a completely unknown destination… quite possibly even on our way directly into the Black Hole that resides at the center of our Galaxy…

8 — They suggest that most humans are dehumanized (zombified?) as a result of their unwitting immersion in today’s media-deluged, material world/market society… or perhaps more to the point, we are not quite totally human anymore…

9 — I have the emotional maturity of a three-year-old…

10 — I am hypersensitive to all the challenges facing Humankind today…

11 — I am simply trying to balance extremes as I am a Hopeless Control Freak…

12 — Maybe they say to the viewer… be free… let it all out… release all that repressed anxiety… and howl to the bloody moon.

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Today’s Thought

Art is the rendering of the Artist’s experience of Life; his contribution to the Great Puzzle. Just as the Universe will never be complete, it’s impossible to ever complete a work of art. At some point, it must be set free to simply be what it is… so that another may build off it.

the PROCESS

A lot of people have been asking me about my process for creating the New Work painting series. Here’s an example: on the left is the original photo I took of myself. On the right, the final mixed media painting, i.e. photograph combined with oil pastels and acrylic paint. I’ll be posting a video of actually executing a painting soon. Thanks for asking!

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New GODDESS Poster 2014 (Steampunk Theme)

New GODDESS Poster 2014 (Steampunk Theme)

New GODDESS Poster 2014 (Steampunk Theme)

Automatic Expressionism

Since my new, mixed-media paintings don’t seem to fit into any currently acceptable “category,” I’ve decided to invent my own: Automatic Expressionism (a.k.a. “faux bouche” or fake stupid or “infantilism”). Part of what this means is that the execution of the work is completely uncontrolled. I made this deduction after thinking a lot about what I’m doing, and how I’m doing it. The actual brushwork is so lame… infantile? What am I doing? I realized that I’m just letting it come out, with no effort whatsoever to control my hand… sort of like automatic writing. It’s completely intuitive. What’s most interesting, to me anyway, is that I really like it! It’s very free, uncontrived… honest, in a way. I used to do pencil drawings like this many years ago (see DRAWINGS section). I always liked the style back then, but was afraid to really show them to anyone. Now, I don’t care. Now, this is what I present to the world. I Am Free At Last.

A previous post from www.metrov2000.com:

Today I officially founded “trois mains,” a school of art dedicated to artists excelling in multiple disciplines. Any artist who feels they belong in this group, feel free to contact me. December, 23, 2013. Be Out.

CONQUER THYSELF: Everything I Need to Remember to Maintain Total Well-Being

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“CONQUER THYSELF is an inspiring story of beating terminal cancer and a practical guide to staying healthy, complete with nutrition and exercise tips. Researchers have proven that food choices can help prevent cancer and, when cancer has been diagnosed, nutrition can improve survival. This book will show you just how easy it is to live a healthful life. “

Neal D. Barnard, MD
President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University

“D. A. Metrov shares his unique insights as well as the practical steps he took to stop terminal cancer in its tracks, banish it from his body, and restore himself to remarkable health and wellness. Conquer Thyself is a truly inspirational story that marches on the front lines of America’s growing Health Revolution.”

John Westerdahl, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., C.N.S.
Director, Bragg Health Institute
Radio Talk Show Host, Health & Longevity

“Jack (LaLanne) always preached that it’s impossible to separate the mind from the body, and this book coincides with that philosophy.”

Elaine LaLanne, Fitness Expert, wife of the late Jack LaLanne, “Father of Modern Fitness”

“CONQUER THYSELF is the key to becoming whole. Mr. Metrov shares his journey of recovery from cancer with simple straight-forward guidelines; yet deeply profound. Readers can benefit from his exemplary lifestyle.”   

Benjamin Lau, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Loma Linda University

From Back Cover:

In this cutting edge book, D. A. Metrov explores the hypothesis that good health is determined by a synergy of three fundamental factors: Proper Diet, Exercise, and Stress (or mind) Management.

By ingesting a nutrient-dense, non-toxic diet, your body will look, feel, and function at its best which will in turn affect your mental outlook in a positive way.

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By keeping stress (fear) in check, your mind will enjoy greater joy and serenity sending positive messages to your body which will in turn maximize your immune system’s ability to destroy disease.

Mind and body work hand-in-hand to achieve ultimate efficiency… or self-annihilation.

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Our New Academy Award Winning Advisers!

We are thrilled to announced that Robert Zemeckis and Mark Johnson have signed on as Official Advisers to the GODDESS (prelude) film project. Both these film industry icons have won for Best Picture, Zemeckis for FORREST GUMP, and Mark Johnson for RAIN MAN. Another of Mark’s more recent coups is BREAKING BAD, now being touted as the greatest TV drama ever made! Robert Zemeckis, by the way, is also a Best Director winner, and a long time collaborator with Steven Spielberg.

Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

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