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    Felix Christiansson
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I'm not sure if this painting ever will be finished, a feeling creeps on to me. A feeling that this painting, no matter how much thought I put into it, will inevitably have a faint hollowness to it. I'll try my best to preform the painter's alternative to CPR, but I must be able to execute my children.
I probably shouldn't become a father.
Anyways as always, if anyone has any questions of something I'd be more than happy to answer them! It's terribly lonely here in my studio.
Sustain altitude.
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I'm not sure if this painting ever will be finished, a feeling creeps on to me. A feeling that this painting, no matter how much thought I put into it, will inevitably have a faint hollowness to it. I'll try my best to preform the painter's alternative to CPR, but I must be able to execute my children. I probably shouldn't become a father. Anyways as always, if anyone has any questions of something I'd be more than happy to answer them! It's terribly lonely here in my studio. Sustain altitude. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
-Study of the human figure- graphite on paper.
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It is not until you are reduced to bones that you can truly start to be alive.
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- Tulips by the window -
My goal with all this, with the Solomon Rude thing, with the long texts, with the continual pattern of uploads (at least I try to have them continual). All this is so that you, you the beholder, can get to know me. Even if we've never met, and even if you're from a completely different cultural background, I want you to be able to get to know me from my texts and artwork. I don't want to tell you how the art is suppose to feel, I just want you to know what I felt, and what I saw, so that you too can see it all! A lot of artists only present their work, and stay very quiet about all the rest. I think it's important to be quiet about the art itself, for as I said, the emotions felt by the beholder needs to be their own reactions, and not directed by me, the artist. But I think it's also important to share, to give, and to include you, the beholder into my world, so that you can see things from my eyes! That's how I want to provoke emotion.
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- Tulips by the window - My goal with all this, with the Solomon Rude thing, with the long texts, with the continual pattern of uploads (at least I try to have them continual). All this is so that you, you the beholder, can get to know me. Even if we've never met, and even if you're from a completely different cultural background, I want you to be able to get to know me from my texts and artwork. I don't want to tell you how the art is suppose to feel, I just want you to know what I felt, and what I saw, so that you too can see it all! A lot of artists only present their work, and stay very quiet about all the rest. I think it's important to be quiet about the art itself, for as I said, the emotions felt by the beholder needs to be their own reactions, and not directed by me, the artist. But I think it's also important to share, to give, and to include you, the beholder into my world, so that you can see things from my eyes! That's how I want to provoke emotion. ____________________________________________ #digitalart  #collage  #composition  #art  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #contemporaryart  #fineart  #photography  #minimalism  #artstarsmag  #photocomposition  #SolomonRudeVsMinimalism 
If there's some lunatic out there who wants one of theses digital photography art things as prints.. that could be arranged .
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Okay so I'll ramble a bit in this episode of 'thoughts by Felix' haha, anyway this piece is called 'the director'. Enjoy.
•••••••••••••• Emptiness, what is that? When there's a hole in your chest an nothing affects you, is that emptiness? I suppose it is, but somehow I experience that feeling with volume. I mean, the hole is there. And if I'm really dissecting it, maybe it's not a hole after all. Maybe it's more of a blanket, that's wrapped around your emotional being. But if we would stick to calling it a hole, doesn't the fact that we sense the hole, mean that at least something is there, even if it's an absence of other things, the absence is still present. I guess what I'm aiming at is this; it's never quiet. It's never empty. It's never still. Isn't that somewhat amazing. Let's stack it up; first of all where self aware super computers, inside a ship of meat that can do almost everything we can imagine. We create things, we doubt, we attach ourselves to things, we believe, we argue, we gamble, we can sense beauty, we can create beauty. We can look at the things around us and not only see the patterns, but realize their perfection. I can go on and on, and all this, is happening constantly, every second of our lives. It's never quiet. Never still. It's like a constant ocean inside us. Some of us it rips apart. Some of us it scares us into running. And some of us embraces it, some of us lives in there, some of us explores this ocean. What is life all about? I don't know the answer to that question, I'm not going to pretend like I do, I believe it's a subjective matter. But I simply can't imagine the answer for any human being that seeks to be happy, to be to run. 
Sustain altitude.
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Okay so I'll ramble a bit in this episode of 'thoughts by Felix' haha, anyway this piece is called 'the director'. Enjoy. •••••••••••••• Emptiness, what is that? When there's a hole in your chest an nothing affects you, is that emptiness? I suppose it is, but somehow I experience that feeling with volume. I mean, the hole is there. And if I'm really dissecting it, maybe it's not a hole after all. Maybe it's more of a blanket, that's wrapped around your emotional being. But if we would stick to calling it a hole, doesn't the fact that we sense the hole, mean that at least something is there, even if it's an absence of other things, the absence is still present. I guess what I'm aiming at is this; it's never quiet. It's never empty. It's never still. Isn't that somewhat amazing. Let's stack it up; first of all where self aware super computers, inside a ship of meat that can do almost everything we can imagine. We create things, we doubt, we attach ourselves to things, we believe, we argue, we gamble, we can sense beauty, we can create beauty. We can look at the things around us and not only see the patterns, but realize their perfection. I can go on and on, and all this, is happening constantly, every second of our lives. It's never quiet. Never still. It's like a constant ocean inside us. Some of us it rips apart. Some of us it scares us into running. And some of us embraces it, some of us lives in there, some of us explores this ocean. What is life all about? I don't know the answer to that question, I'm not going to pretend like I do, I believe it's a subjective matter. But I simply can't imagine the answer for any human being that seeks to be happy, to be to run. Sustain altitude. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
-Portrait of an old man- A3 pastel and graphite.
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I was tired of thinking out everything in my head. I wanted to just let it express itself. To lose control, to let myself paint things I don't understand the meaning of.
I don't really know why I painted an old man in a retirement home, but I suspect it has something to do with the conversations I had with my mother earlier that day. We talked about my grandfather, about the things he used to do, the way he spoke, the way he always leaned on his cane when he was standing. Also I think there's something special about the swarm of birds in the sky. I often look up and marvel at the grace of these formations. It's truly a concentrated visualization of the beauty of nature.
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-Portrait of an old man- A3 pastel and graphite. •••••••••••••••• I was tired of thinking out everything in my head. I wanted to just let it express itself. To lose control, to let myself paint things I don't understand the meaning of. I don't really know why I painted an old man in a retirement home, but I suspect it has something to do with the conversations I had with my mother earlier that day. We talked about my grandfather, about the things he used to do, the way he spoke, the way he always leaned on his cane when he was standing. Also I think there's something special about the swarm of birds in the sky. I often look up and marvel at the grace of these formations. It's truly a concentrated visualization of the beauty of nature. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
Some close ups of 'the passenger'.
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I have some questions for you guys! Do you appreciate the way I write my posts, like parts of a diary? Or would you prefer the content to focus more around the art itself? Maybe more analytically?
The reason I ask these questions, is that I want to engage more with my audience! And to me it's important that you guys feel that my content is valuable to you! So if you have any other ideas that I've not already mentioned, please hit me up at my DM!
In the meantime, sustain altitude.
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Some close ups of 'the passenger'. •••••••••••••••• I have some questions for you guys! Do you appreciate the way I write my posts, like parts of a diary? Or would you prefer the content to focus more around the art itself? Maybe more analytically? The reason I ask these questions, is that I want to engage more with my audience! And to me it's important that you guys feel that my content is valuable to you! So if you have any other ideas that I've not already mentioned, please hit me up at my DM! In the meantime, sustain altitude. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
-The Passenger- (oil on canvas 70x50)
To me, this painting is more real than a photograph every could be. When I see this picture and all it's weird complexities, the multiple perspectives and the number of physical laws that's being defied,
there's a lot that seems surreal to me. But what I realize the more I study it, is that this was actually how I experienced the eye-contact with that strange man on the subway that day. This is how I saw that man, this is how I saw the cabin, and the mirror. This is how I experienced reality.
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-The Passenger- (oil on canvas 70x50) To me, this painting is more real than a photograph every could be. When I see this picture and all it's weird complexities, the multiple perspectives and the number of physical laws that's being defied, there's a lot that seems surreal to me. But what I realize the more I study it, is that this was actually how I experienced the eye-contact with that strange man on the subway that day. This is how I saw that man, this is how I saw the cabin, and the mirror. This is how I experienced reality. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
I just love the colors and the way the patterns and structures form a complete atmosphere of stillness, but at the same time feels dynamic and almost rhythmic, but in silence. Like a slow movement,like waves.
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I just love the colors and the way the patterns and structures form a complete atmosphere of stillness, but at the same time feels dynamic and almost rhythmic, but in silence. Like a slow movement,like waves. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
I think it's done... possibly I'll paint the teeth to match the hue of the blanket, maybe I'll ever paint it a little darker. I feel the white is a little to eccentric.
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When I came up with this thought, I was in the middle of my math haze. My brain was working overtime and shot thoughts in every imaginable direction.
So I was at my desk, and at my desk laid these teeth... and when I looked at them, for maybe the 7th, or 8th time I was struck by a vision! I saw this figure in front of my eyes... and I knew all the components I needed to create it. All I needed was the teeth, a blanket, a rope, a styrofoam head and a table! Simple as that....
And so now a couple of weeks later, it's standing in my living room.
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I think it's done... possibly I'll paint the teeth to match the hue of the blanket, maybe I'll ever paint it a little darker. I feel the white is a little to eccentric. --- When I came up with this thought, I was in the middle of my math haze. My brain was working overtime and shot thoughts in every imaginable direction. So I was at my desk, and at my desk laid these teeth... and when I looked at them, for maybe the 7th, or 8th time I was struck by a vision! I saw this figure in front of my eyes... and I knew all the components I needed to create it. All I needed was the teeth, a blanket, a rope, a styrofoam head and a table! Simple as that.... And so now a couple of weeks later, it's standing in my living room. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl  #statue  #instalation  #sculpture  #contemporarysculpture 
I feel liked Frankenstein right now!! I can't wait to show you guys the finished piece! It's standing in my living room just waiting for the right moment to show itself, and it looks magnetic!
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-Aska och asfalt- (Ash and asphalt)
Photograph - digital art.
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It begun as an experiment, a trial of precision. 1... 2.. 3. Splashes of blood. Of rain.
It hit my umbrella with a rattle. Sounds of forgiveness, sounds of embrace.
It was already lost, but I had to finish the song. I'm... sorry, but I had to finish the song.
When it was over, and the audience had left, the rain still fell. I left it there. For hours. Four hours.
The car was coming, only time was in between. I had to burn it, it's my passion.
From the corners, slowly, caressed, consumed by flame.
It melts in my hands. Like little snowflakes in the spring.
I'm sorry I had to do it...
When all was said, there were only ashes.
Ash and asphalt.
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-Aska och asfalt- (Ash and asphalt) Photograph - digital art. •••••••••••••••• It begun as an experiment, a trial of precision. 1... 2.. 3. Splashes of blood. Of rain. It hit my umbrella with a rattle. Sounds of forgiveness, sounds of embrace. It was already lost, but I had to finish the song. I'm... sorry, but I had to finish the song. When it was over, and the audience had left, the rain still fell. I left it there. For hours. Four hours. The car was coming, only time was in between. I had to burn it, it's my passion. From the corners, slowly, caressed, consumed by flame. It melts in my hands. Like little snowflakes in the spring. I'm sorry I had to do it... When all was said, there were only ashes. Ash and asphalt. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
Today has been a productive day! I decided that the self portrait that I've been working on for a while needed a special final touch! Unfortunately that couldn't be done in my studio. But I suppose a little sunshine will do me good!
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Today has been a productive day! I decided that the self portrait that I've been working on for a while needed a special final touch! Unfortunately that couldn't be done in my studio. But I suppose a little sunshine will do me good! ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
Spooky art-project!! Haha.
Today I bought a styrofoam head, and a 1x1m canvas!
I've been sick for a couple of days.. and it really made me think about what's important.
I think I've spent too much time, trying to figure out what my paintings should mean. And what I should paint in order to make an impact. You know, when it boils down to it, none of that really matters to me. I think instead, maybe I should just paint what my heart desires! Isn't that what it's all about? 
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Spooky art-project!! Haha. Today I bought a styrofoam head, and a 1x1m canvas! I've been sick for a couple of days.. and it really made me think about what's important. I think I've spent too much time, trying to figure out what my paintings should mean. And what I should paint in order to make an impact. You know, when it boils down to it, none of that really matters to me. I think instead, maybe I should just paint what my heart desires! Isn't that what it's all about? ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
I've decided to call this one; Passenger.
There's only a couple of details I have to finish, then it'll finally be done.
When the thought of this painting was born, so was a process of an updated understanding of what I need to express.
In previous times, I have concluded which way to go, by determining which ways are bad. This has been necessary, but it's not an optimal way of reaching an understanding.
I have now instead started to wonder, what do I feel the need to express? What do the people around me need? What do the times I live in crave for?
The answer to these questions should be my direction.
I have therefore developed a sort of expression that combines the emotional reality with the visual reality. Creating a more realistic depiction of reality than ever before. For I believe that to be the issue, there's a misunderstanding regarding reality. Reality is not simply what we can see touch of hear, it's not simply what is around us. Reality also involves what is inside us. Only when they both meet, a true depiction of reality can be achieved.
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#art #artist #painting #oilpainting #darkart #artstarsmag #expressionism #surrealism #konst #artcollector #modernart #flaming_abstracts #måleri #kunst #my_artplanet #fineart #contemporaryart #figurestudy #pastel #akryl
I've decided to call this one; Passenger. There's only a couple of details I have to finish, then it'll finally be done. When the thought of this painting was born, so was a process of an updated understanding of what I need to express. In previous times, I have concluded which way to go, by determining which ways are bad. This has been necessary, but it's not an optimal way of reaching an understanding. I have now instead started to wonder, what do I feel the need to express? What do the people around me need? What do the times I live in crave for? The answer to these questions should be my direction. I have therefore developed a sort of expression that combines the emotional reality with the visual reality. Creating a more realistic depiction of reality than ever before. For I believe that to be the issue, there's a misunderstanding regarding reality. Reality is not simply what we can see touch of hear, it's not simply what is around us. Reality also involves what is inside us. Only when they both meet, a true depiction of reality can be achieved. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
I've been away in Paris for the last couple of days! I'm exited to get my painting routine back on track (the only obstacle is all the "real work" that I also need to manage).
Painting this figure has been an interesting experience. It has changed a lot since the thought was planted (The 1st picture is the finished figure, the other two are stages of its progression). It started as a dark lump,and step by step I tried to extract its shape, like the sculptor with his clay almost. Slowly it took shape. These so many things that has happened to me these last couple of months. I've seen mountains of sand, and I've been dragging myself through the dirt. Revelations and decapitations. It's funny, because even though I've been thinking, day and night, on the subjects of my heart; I feel no smarter. But it has changed me though. If anything I feel alive in a sense I didn't used to.
..so the painting: it slowly took shape, and just as it was finished I saw the similarities. You know when you give the wheel to your subconscious you'll always end up with a suppressed truth about yourself. This time what's no exception. When I had finished the painting I saw that it was me. It was a self-portrait.
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I've been away in Paris for the last couple of days! I'm exited to get my painting routine back on track (the only obstacle is all the "real work" that I also need to manage). Painting this figure has been an interesting experience. It has changed a lot since the thought was planted (The 1st picture is the finished figure, the other two are stages of its progression). It started as a dark lump,and step by step I tried to extract its shape, like the sculptor with his clay almost. Slowly it took shape. These so many things that has happened to me these last couple of months. I've seen mountains of sand, and I've been dragging myself through the dirt. Revelations and decapitations. It's funny, because even though I've been thinking, day and night, on the subjects of my heart; I feel no smarter. But it has changed me though. If anything I feel alive in a sense I didn't used to. ..so the painting: it slowly took shape, and just as it was finished I saw the similarities. You know when you give the wheel to your subconscious you'll always end up with a suppressed truth about yourself. This time what's no exception. When I had finished the painting I saw that it was me. It was a self-portrait. ____________________________________________ #art  #artist  #painting  #oilpainting  #darkart  #artstarsmag  #expressionism  #surrealism  #konst  #artcollector  #modernart  #flaming_abstracts  #måleri  #kunst  #my_artplanet  #fineart  #contemporaryart  #figurestudy  #pastel  #akryl 
I saw someone post their tools of choice! I thought it was an interesting view into the work of the artist! So here's mine:
P.S. This is not the only colors I use, but they're my favorite.
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If I ever get famous, this'll be my official portrait! Sucking on a lollipop in the Berlin-subway.
If I ever get famous, this'll be my official portrait! Sucking on a lollipop in the Berlin-subway.