A great discovery for today that I am very happy to share with all of you. Personally, I am very critical of what people call art. If you don’t show up with some sort of uniqueness, don’t bother. As long as you can pass the uniqueness test though, my criticism evolves into a great sense of appreciation. There’s a song that one of my friend’s in college wrote,…it’s called Too Many Artists. The actual band is Art Lord & the Self Portraits. The lead singer hit’s the nail on the head well in that song you could say. They were a band 10 years ago and they reformed briefly apparently for an anniversary show. Here’s a link, have a look: http://youtu.be/umZLQF1q0Ms …and he’s right, there are in fact too many artists. But I don’t want to get into that rant. Watch the vid, check out the lyrics, Sam says it all.
Now, back to the topic, Anthony Freda. This guy IS an artist. Here’s a link to his homepage: http://www.anthonyfreda.com/ Freda is a freelance painter. He’s been published in several notable magazines, he’s known worldwide in those kinds of circles. That means nothing to me though. What I like is the quality of the art and the originality in his idea. That idea often revolves around the duality of humanity’s consciousness. Freda uses templates of old posters from days gone by. Sometimes he rearranges a propaganda poster, sometimes maybe an old advert label,… here, take a look so you know what I mean:
Many of his paintings are political. He makes a statement without trying to hard to make a statement. Does that make sense? And to do it all via the medium of painting is really dynamic. There are numerous paintings to view on the internet, just go from my links and follow wherever your mouse click’s lead you. Very cool discovery, and again, my pleasure to share with all of you. Wide eyes open,… love to all.