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Posted 12/14/06 - 10:56 PM:

hi CAC,

i have definitely gotten a better sense of the macabre through your work. macabre is not generally my taste but it has its place when it is artfully rendered (as in mel gibson's apocalypto, which i saw last night and enjoyed, in spite of it violently shaking me out of my mind).

my general attitude is that oversensitivity is not a good thing, but neither is desensitivity. if i got the feeling from your work that your sole desire was to terrorize the viewer then i would honestly not place much value in it. but, as iammy states, your work touches on things, metaphors, which are tangible and real and that makes it accessible.

dead god and deadoctosun have a similarity which speaks to me in particular and makes me wonder what part of yourself is expressing through this theme. i'd be interested in hearing your interpretations of those pieces, if you feel so inclined.

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Posted 12/16/06 - 5:18 AM:

We realize the possibility of applying such images to the surface of products, which could be useful. CAC's art on mugs. Our own art on shirts, to make a statement.

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Posted 01/14/07 - 11:33 AM:

CAC wrote:
You see, it's our tears, that give God its great power/influence.

and not just our tears. so does our joy, our love. almost any aspect of life, really. peace

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Posted 01/15/07 - 8:35 AM:

Cold Aesthetic Complex wrote:
I sometimes wonder if any of the other members besides the ones who occasionally post in this thread are looking at these images, I mean, I think this thread is a lot more interesting and visually stimulating than the Majority of threads on internet forums that are just ASCII text. Maybe I'm lame because I steer clear of discussing politics on forums, but I really don't find pleasure in circular arguments with people, nor, do I like to discuss things with people that recite CNN or FOX news or anything like that.

Alright, if you're out there, make a post--let me know if you hate, are disgusted, love, find pleasure, understand, misunderstand, want to discuss a piece, or what-have-you, I'd like to talk more in this thread.



Hehe... wonder no more my dear CAC, us others are out there watching... eek

And I must say that you are quite talented and I also have to say that your work does generate a wide range of emotions within me, which is what I think Art should do... it is also, it seems to me, very political.

I would love to read your comments on your own work, i.e., what it represents to you. I find the motivation behind art, as well as the process itself, just as interesting (if not more so) than the finished work.

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Posted 01/15/07 - 11:49 AM:

hi rudi,

CAC talks a bit about his motivation in this post.

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Posted 01/15/07 - 2:49 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
hi rudi,

CAC talks a bit about his motivation in this post.

peacelib



True lib, but I was thinking more on a piece by piece basis... I do find CAC's work quite compelling, and would love to know what he's trying to say through each work.

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Posted 01/22/07 - 11:34 PM:

Blue Shifted Mask



Map of the Temple of Labrys on Hyperreal Rose Petal



Edited by Nihil Loc on 01/22/07 - 11:42 PM
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Posted 01/23/07 - 8:33 PM:

rose petal is my new desktop wallpaper
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Posted 01/28/07 - 6:06 PM:



Found this while surfing. Wish I had the forethought to search for the name of the painter. This I like.
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Posted 02/14/07 - 4:51 PM:

my favorite in this bunch is this last one. i love the dots around the outside, especially the way they sort of go transparent a little in some places. the title that comes to my mind is "la vie en rose"...
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Posted 02/16/07 - 11:41 AM:

Hey Cold Aesthetic Complex,

Image 318 is {insert superlative}. Challenging, human. Really like it, thanks. smiling face
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Posted 04/09/07 - 7:01 PM:

A collage reminiscient of Whorhollian aesthetics and Dadaism. Prefabricated pieces of urban iconography are cut and combined to form a piece. Catch phrases, cliches, advertisements, old era pornography intermingle with images for the sensible moral citizen to feign shock over, in blind tendency to conceal the ennui of the mass banalization of all media. To feign shock is to admit to banalization.

"We do not feel shocked or indignant at the sight of a headless android giving birth to a child or the ensured quality of a commidified Jesus (Jesus here is to be valued on the basis of socially and economomically desired elements.)
These works reflect our fatigue (these works are fatigue) over the masticated plethora of shortlived and imaginary (hyperreal) products coming and going at a speed that violently modifies the capacity for our sense and enjoyment. The window of action, our mundane time for consumer decision, the intimate process of thought, freedom, is threatened, constricted, dulled by the desires born of our capitalistic mode of being. The boon of theoretical choice is subverted by the actuality of a sense dulled consumer, struggling for gratification via the imprinted enigma of capatalistically congradulated excessive cosumption."

The more attributable source behind these collages reside in the images of morbid fascination. "Disaffected and disallusioned" youth become aware of the sexually competitive aspect of existence in such a way that being shot, either in the head or through the barrel of a gun, becomes a metaphor for a morbid birth into self discrimination (being thrown into the world); from the inherited world view of able bodied parents one is thrown into the contemporary painful reception of self by all others; man as a collage of confused and ephermeral identities, shattered after having fallen from the womb, instantaneously vitrified. Assuming a passive role as an embedded object or automaton, dictated by context, the youth is affected by the searing, tearing, whorling vertigo of his own vision of the world. The collage is the varied expression of his own feeling in form -- the equivalent of the fractures of his being.
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Posted 04/10/07 - 12:24 AM:

What does it all mean?
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Posted 04/15/07 - 4:18 PM:



I call this one a Symbol of the Tao.

Life is heated water.

Aoe He
Akai Mizu


Edited by Nihil Loc on 04/15/07 - 4:30 PM
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Posted 04/15/07 - 8:30 PM:

^^^ That one's awesome. The imagery works really well together.

Here's a recent one of my own:

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Posted 04/16/07 - 2:53 AM:

b.mellow,

What do those Kanji at the base of the wall mean?
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Posted 04/16/07 - 3:15 AM:

Life - Summer - Death

The piece is called "Balance comes from Within"

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Posted 04/20/07 - 1:40 AM:



ao ma no kumo

cloud of the blue demon
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Posted 04/20/07 - 3:38 PM:

Nihil Loc wrote:
ao ma no kumo

cloud of the blue demon

wow, beautiful!
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Posted 04/20/07 - 3:42 PM:

b.mellow wrote:
Life - Summer - Death

The piece is called "Balance comes from Within"

that is a wicked spiral. i like the juxtaposition, too, of the spiral against the horizontal and vertical lines behind the meditating figure. also, the way the yellow shapes behind him are not symmetrical or centered gives me the sense that they are in motion, as if they represent dynamic energy manifesting through his conscious intent. nice work! thumb up
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Posted 04/20/07 - 3:52 PM:

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wading in the blue velvet sea

i love the colors, and the texture of the water. it reminds me of wading in the gulf of mexico when i was a little girl. what kind of software do use to make a piece like this? is it vector?
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Posted 04/20/07 - 3:53 PM:

praxis wrote:

if i could give this one a name, it would be "ana kata"
i've been there, in my dreams
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