Do you like busy or simple art? There is, of course, beauty in both. I love the complexity of a Persian carpet, but I also am drawn to the sublime, minimal paintings of Mark Rothko. In the end, you want to do the kind of work that brings you alive. There isn’t one way. I don’t consider complexity and simplicity separately. I think and teach them, working together.
Let me show you.
Complex work can be incredible, but it’s easy to let it get unintentionally over-busy if you’re not paying attention. If that happens, try bringing simplicity into the work as a contrast. Juxtaposing complexity and simplicity together creates tremendous interest and often strengthens the work. In art, like life, opposites complement.
How do you work with these two opposites in your art and life?
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the founder of Art2Life.
With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.