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Sep 092013
Bogdan Ater, the Catcher in the Field of Time

by Eva Defeses Niram Art Magazine Although at first sight, art and science may appear as totally separate fields, imagination bonds them together and causes them to interact and enrich one another in subtle and mysterious ways.  Many visionary artists and scientists were perceived as “strange” by their contemporaries and throughout world history there are many examples of men “ahead of their times “. Such is the case of Zeno of Elea, a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who foresaw modern time quantum physics discoveries more than two millennia ago, while being considered a fool by his contemporaries. One of the most famous ideas linked to Zeno is that if the observation period is divided into the shortest instants possible, then time freezes. Taking the example of an arrow in flight, his  paradox states that since an arrow is not seen in motion during any single instant, it cannot possibly move at all. Paying tribute to the Greek philosopher, the Quantum Zeno Effect is the name given to the discovery made by two physicists George Sudarshan and Baidyanath Misra of the University of Texas in 1977. The experiment proved that in a situation in which an unstable particle is observed continuously, it will never decay.   The human mind is wired to perceive reality in sequences, like the frames of a movie. Our eyes percieve snapshots of reality and afterward it’s our mind’s job to put them together and interpret them as time and movement. Art is the only way in which we share with others our […]

May 212011
Mara Athanasios’ Feminine Universe

If as my memory doesn’t fail me, i do not know, in all art history, an artist in whose genesis did not lay the fertile …of another artist, like seed of inspiration and interior aesthetical blossom. The beginning of any creator is partly epigonic, partly a gesture of breaking away from his teacher. One cannot renew anything without experimenting the nuisance of “the exercises of admiration” and whoever thinks otherwise is either blind or lying himself.

Nov 012010
VIDEO: Beware of Artists (on photographer MIEDHO) by Eva Defeses

They may show you who you really are The fact that an artist like the Spanish photographer MIEDHO would have been burnt at the steak in the glorious times of the Spanish Inquisition is enough to make me curious about his works. The fact that in 2010 an artist like MIEDHO still faces a negative reaction from the public because of his “dark”, “gothic” works is troubling. Haven’t we been able yet to see through the stereotypes? Haven’t we learned that art should be loved for art’s sake and that the purpose of art is art itself? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, indeed. For I see true Beauty in the photographies of this young Spanish artist who breaks all rules but the artistic ones. MIEDHO’s photographies show an ellaborate research work, a solid pictorial knolwedge as well as a bewildering sense of creating beauty by mixing colours and textures. MIEDHO is a revealer, not a manipulator. He doesn’t state his creed abruptly and bluntly, he doesn’t tell us what we should see in his pictures. He invites us to follow him on the intricate and profound path of depthness, soul-search and loneliness. Do you dare follow him? If so, you are in for a surprise. Those who tried to venture on the path that MIEDHO proposes found at the end of the journey, after having been put to all shorts of tests to prove their faithfulness to their own selves, their true nature, a huge, misty mirror, with gold and silver embroidered […]