Journal Items

Dada Gallery: Reflections on Liberation and Transcendence

The SF Summer of Love art exhibition at Dada Gallery displayed works that show the adventurous and colorful counterculture movement that took place in San Francisco in 1967. Various liberation and transcendence movements mark this period. These movements were necessary for the process of change that comprises the essential elements of my personal development.

 Rebirth by Entropy

Rebirth by Entropy

After college, I started working as a community muralist and art educator. I enabled people to discover, experience and explore their creative potential. Helping the community to fulfill their dreams, there was not much room to express my own personal views and feelings. When I started using ENTROPY as artist name about two years ago, I completely reinvented myself. I rebuilt everything from the ground up. It was a bold new beginning with a fresh vision and a very different painting style, to what people originally knew me for. My first painting “Rebirth”, which is also my artist logo, symbolizes my personal transformation. The woman emerging from the ocean wave represents my liberation, when I was discovering free expression and moving towards my true self. While unleashing the power of the ocean she reaches her full potential.

 Cosmic Unity by Entropy

Cosmic Unity by Entropy

My painting “Cosmic Unity” is the progression of this state of mind – an experience of transcendence. The woman has stars in her head, because she is beyond limitations. While “Rebirth” reflects the “self-actualization” in Maslow’s pyramid, when you are focusing on yourself, “Cosmic Unity” is a higher level of development that Maslow added to his model in later thoughts. He called this state of mind “self-transcendence”, a higher goal that lies outside ourselves. The greatest satisfaction is to fully develop your potential so that you can make a significant contribution to the world.

I love imagining apocalyptical scenarios and how life would be in an alternative reality, I hope my artwork inspires others and makes them think. All our life, we are creating limitations in our minds and don’t realize how interconnected we really are with everyone and everything else in the universe. I show how nature reclaims the cities and wipes away the human damage. Another important aspect of my artwork is the personal growth of people after the apocalypse. The end of our world provides a fresh start with new opportunities and new experiences. They discover their unique meaning of life under completely changing circumstances. My heroes have the best chance to survive, because they feel connected. They behave responsibly and show respect to others and nature. They take good care of themselves and develop their potential for the common good. This gives them hope even when everything seems bleak at first glance. The change of perceptions, create new perspectives and transform them.