It took over 25 years of living (in a self imposed cage) to get here
after a quarter century of specializing in "meh", it was time to do some calculations
upon completing the formula, i didn't like the math
regardless of the formula, i knew the answer was accurate
i had painted and created since visiting my fathers studio when i was 5 years old
when i enrolled in art class, i was expelled
and when my professor kicked me out, she said
so the extent of my training comes from my dad
...he never killed his buddha but i'm seeking opportunities to kill mine
Rather than exhibiting and selling, I exchange art for exceptional experiences.
I aspire to create non-traditional works that encapsulate messages filled with layers of meaning, emotion and interpretation.
My goal is to extract and portray something that triggers a visceral reaction every time you look at it, representing the intestinal wrench of a childhood memory, a treasured relationship, a magical place, a personal triumph... a time in hell.
We make exchanges every day of our lives.
We trade learning for opportunity, love for companionship, challenge for growth.
Most often, we exchange our time and efforts for money and then exchange that money again for goods, services or experiences. Sometimes money inhibits and it rarely - if ever, fulfills.
Therefore I'm now bypassing the money.
Everyone has "something" beyond money that can be exchanged.
Time at a resort home, a special event, a trip on a yacht, treasure, antique or even another piece of art...there are so many great things to exchange and ideas worth exploring.
If you are a fellow artist, musician, philosopher, author or conversationalist, let's explore an "exchange" of talents. Finally, if you are "none of the above", there are countless charities and related programs that could benefit from us collaborating on a meaningful and memorable exchange.
If you want to offer an exchange for something, you can choose from the website artwork that remains "available for exchange" or we can collaborate towards something exceptional...
...something that no amount of money can buy.
Due to volume of enquiries I may not be able to reply to all.
One thing I won't do is paint traditional landscapes. God frowns on plagiarism and look out a window if you want to see one of those.
© 2020 ESG Kosowan