ME & my ART or my ART & ME

My art is the sperm of my thoughts – ideas…
My brush is my weapon and the color is my blood…
My art – philosophy, is my comment for humanity and its progress…
My works of art are the illustrations of my thoughts…
Is controling my life, cause when I will stop create I’ll be clinically dead…
I’m a slave, instrument, messenger of my art, and my thoughts – ideas are my chains…
My art is my wife and my girlfriend too. Wife cause is the mother of my children – (artworks)  and girlfriend cause she offer me a sexual intercourse like always feel that as my first and better time…
My art is my best friend cause  always be by my side and telling me about my mistakes…
Is coloring my life…
My studio is my home and my ‘illegal’ flatlet…
It is give me the authority to represent ‘our world’…
Is my God and my studio is my temple, where I worship it, my works are represent the idolism icons…
Collectors are the stalwart supporters who keep my religion…
Is my pleasure cause our relationship is like a sexual touch…
Is my earth cause includes all the colors and pictures of our planet…
My art is my favorite television program cause entertain and move me, has commercial breaks where prolong my agony…
Is my doctor cause is healing me…
Is my devil cause discipline my soul…
Is my war, cause I fight with it, for my existence…
Is my compromise cause my life depends from it…
Is my legacy for the next generation to know me…
Is my government cause I’ll be its employment till I die…
Is my grave cause its cover my figure and my body…
Is my son cause lighting me, my nature cause its perfume me, my water cause thirst me and through all these giving me life…
Is my shield and protect me from neuter minds attacks…
Is my mask cause has the characteristics where I would like my face have…
Is my favorite album where I resource to see my illustrated life…
Is my incurable sickness, which is will drive and join me till death…
Is my alcohol cause drunk me and make me want to drink till last drop…
Is my biggest  love cause its control my mind and think about it all the time…
My art is my nudity cause through my creations, bare my body and feelings…
Is my guiding star…
Is my legacy cause it is the most priceless thing that I will left behind me…

ARTery

(Sketch of my new installation project  ARTery)

Kind Regards

Mike Petrakis

17 Responses to “ME & my ART or my ART & ME”

  1. Mania Says:

    ‘A picture is a poem without word’s’ Horace. Nice installation, and lines confessions about art. Hi from Mania.

  2. Roy Crane Says:

    The way you approach as an artist your relation to your creations, is a true and felicitous picture of every artist I think see this ‘collaboration’ and expression to the people. Through your creations I found an ideas with spots of our every life. Roy Crane

  3. Andre C. Says:

    I see the picture through your words and the relation with your art and I’m sending another one quote from a famous artist – ‘I’m not an abstractionist. I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.’ Mark Rothko. Your project Artery and Paint are a good comments of art and the artist. Andre

  4. Nora Says:

    Art is the expression of beauty and artists the expression of people’s hidden thoughts and the employments of the Art. Well scope of how the artists feel. Nora

  5. Sophie Says:

    ‘Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth’, ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’ – Pablo Picasso. Artists are fighting with themselves when they create. Nice quotes Mr. Petrakis

  6. Gary Says:

    Your description and expression on this blog about you and your art, is a true comment for every artist and the procedure of creating. The one controling the other I think, artists needs to create for their existence.

  7. Marios Says:

    For every artist the reason of create something is something different, but all comes for the aim of beauty. Art is the reason or every artist in every kid of art to live and go on, is a challenge. Beyond that I like some of your lines of your post, Mr Petrakis.

  8. Dimitri Says:

    Art is the definition of beauty and every artist’s expression for making world learn about their history and bring them to see what they can’t in their everyday problems. We must support art and art must help us to follow it. Hi from Russia and Dimitri.

  9. Alexander Says:

    ‘ My instinct about painting says, ‘if you don’t think about it, it’s right.’ As soon as you have to decide and choose, it’s wrong. And the more you decide about, the more wrong it gets. – A. Warhol.
    It is very in a way difficult to make art and produce something not in a way acceptable, the process of working in an art work is similar to sell it. You have t know, you have to fight. Alexander

  10. Anna Says:

    I like your post and sending a Miro’s quote – “Throughout the time in which I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, with that love which is born of slow comprehension.”

  11. Mary Says:

    Your post is a confession and kind of apology between you and your art. Nice, and art is the heal of the souls not only for artists but for the people as well

  12. Peter Says:

    The first line shows the meaning…My art is the sperm of my thoughts – ideas… As an artist totally agree. Peter

  13. Costas Says:

    Art is our guiding light, is the connection of our past, present and our future for every man and woman…

  14. Rania Says:

    Nice quotes as an artist and his reaction on his/her art. As Oscar Wilde says: “No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”

  15. Fenia Says:

    Very truthful, honest and good point about the affair between art and artist. Your sketch about the post seems straight to this relation. I would like o see it finished.

  16. Bernhard Says:

    Always reading your posts Mr. Petrakis, which I found them very interesting with an individual expression, just like your art creations and style. Bernhard

  17. John M. Says:

    Your description shows the direction of how the artist feel for his works, like a war with himself with no ending and no start at all. It is very painful process together with the pleasure of giving life to something.

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