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Artamas, Don
Visual Artist (View Portfolio)
Marion, IN 46953
When subject matter is no longer important, the artist can henceforth express what is essential to him. Completely free from conforming to external standards, he uses his senses and sensitivity and his preferred medium in a singular portrayal of self- identification. Free - flowing energies from within demand expressive form - they in turn feed my senses. Thus my subjects do not consist of structured content. I relate to the suggestion of restlessness, subtle, yet ongoing motion without regard for time. I’m struck by elusive textures, atmospheric qualities, dynamic shapes, soft contours or whatever elicits a response from the “eye” of my mind. All of these keep goading me to create the unexpected - regardless of technique. Clearly, the emergence of the unseen springs forth only from within. To validate artistically my departure from objective imagery, I have to interweave the pattern of shapes, edges and planes with the color “echoes” of lights and darks, accentuating underlying rhythms and vibrations. The improvisational process produces a subject that is inferred rather than a visually portrayed content. Unexpectedly, but decidedly, what I wanted to say in my paintings was said best by the simple honesty and forthrightness of watercolor. It is watercolor’s “for-the-moment” quality that mirrors me. Watercolor too is unhesitant. Abstraction is a mystery . . . breaking away from the traditional, it at times resembles some of the bad dreams one has no desire to speak of or the nonsensical play of lights and forms. But to be a successful effort, it has to direct the aimless “eye. For the most part I am self-taught in my quest for visual expression and communication. But this to me is no rattling negative. I rely heavily on unmuffled curiosity, evading aesthetic rules and formulae yet inventive of the unfamiliar. The answers are with me right now but I don’t know the questions! Time came when for me, free artistic expression fused with spiritual fulfillment. It allowed me to come to grips with everything - for in no other way can I paint unless I’m spiritually and emotionally involved. Probably because of both, I have consciously erased the picturesque but enhanced my paintings “heartbeat.” Thanks to my Unseen Mentor when I paint . . . . I cannot be afraid. With scientific zeal, the artist must unrelentingly fathom the unknown . . . reveal the unseen . . . in the search for truth . . . All for His glory! Don Artamas
Don Artamas is a Contemporary Abstract Artist, with an international upbringing, he is currently based in Marion, Indiana, USA and his works have been exhibited in various museums and galleries in Asia and USA. A student of the arts at an early age, Don Artamas has been painting professionally since 90's. He does not limit himself to a particular style . . . He is a versatile artist who is inventive, searching and daring. His works are interesting and enlightening characterized distinctively by spontaneity, impulse, depth, improvisation, and chance. His abstract works are emotionally charged infused with mystery and tension, expressing a wide range of human desire and yearnings. The power and fascinating quality of Don Artamas' works stem from the feeling that they strike deep into subconscious reserves of energy and imagination. Don Artamas' artworks reflect his character: the robust faith and deep spiritual beliefs, good sense of humor, the stoutness of soul, the total but amiable independence of mind, the tireless, unfevered seeking for new and better ways to express his art. “At an early age, I always knew I would do something creative . . . I always had the uncanny feeling about making art and there was nothing I can do about it. When I discovered painting, I knew that this is the place where I feel most at home. Captured instantly, I learned the elements and principles of design, providing me a framework to use my creativity and imagination as a substructure of my unconscious thought guiding me through all my creative efforts. For me, abstract art is the language of the inner self and my artworks are simply letting these in-depth inspirations find their way out. It is an unending joy to create modern works of art - a way to explore and celebrate one's existence, creating worlds that simply can't be found in the here and now. It's been some solace to experience that abstract art is magical . . . the magic varies, but it's always there.” Don Artamas passion for the arts has gone a long way, after Ayala Museum in the Philippines launched his first solo exhibit in the '90's. His works represent innovative and artistic currents shaping the modern contemporary art in the global sphere.
Services Offered
  • Offer Works for Sale
  • Education presentations to schools, community organizations
  • Teach Art Form
  • Speaking About My Work Before a Group
  • Assisting in Planning Arts Events
  • Commission Works
  • Doing demonstrations
  • Other
    I basically do an artist talk during my one-man-exhibit explaining and sharing my passion for the arts.
  • Exhibitions/Demonstrations
You can visit my website at Call me at 765-667 4648.
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