April 22nd, 2010

andrew potter

Serhan & Murat: In Love with People

"For some time we have been telling our story and sketching life through our paintings so it was a major challenge for us to create this artists’ statement.

We are both in love with people; from the most complex to the simplest of us. We have been anywhere history, the sea and people exist. We have traveled to many cities, countries and continents to touch the poetry of the male nude, alive with its different forms and colors, living in harmony with its surroundings. On this voyage many beautiful faces have spilled onto our canvases and found life again in our art.

 

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Every hotel we have stayed in, every window we have looked through, every beautiful person we have met or who has caught our eye, to every stone that we have stepped on, was created to be celebrated in our art.

Colors are affected by different climates, lighting and mood as it travels to reach the surface of our paintings. We have witnessed sadness, joy, youth and even embarrassment on the faces of our models. We have fallen in love again and again with these unexpected differences and the uniqueness of human body, which we think, in itself, is the most aesthetic three-dimensional art form on earth

After living in the US for many years, we’ve been resting near the Aegean Sea which we had been longing to do for a long time and has inspired us for so long. We hope to see you somewhere, sometime, on this journey, whose destination we still don’t know." --Serhan & Murat
andrew potter

Serhan & Murat: In Love with People

"For some time we have been telling our story and sketching life through our paintings so it was a major challenge for us to create this artists’ statement.

We are both in love with people; from the most complex to the simplest of us. We have been anywhere history, the sea and people exist. We have traveled to many cities, countries and continents to touch the poetry of the male nude, alive with its different forms and colors, living in harmony with its surroundings. On this voyage many beautiful faces have spilled onto our canvases and found life again in our art.

 

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Every hotel we have stayed in, every window we have looked through, every beautiful person we have met or who has caught our eye, to every stone that we have stepped on, was created to be celebrated in our art.

Colors are affected by different climates, lighting and mood as it travels to reach the surface of our paintings. We have witnessed sadness, joy, youth and even embarrassment on the faces of our models. We have fallen in love again and again with these unexpected differences and the uniqueness of human body, which we think, in itself, is the most aesthetic three-dimensional art form on earth

After living in the US for many years, we’ve been resting near the Aegean Sea which we had been longing to do for a long time and has inspired us for so long. We hope to see you somewhere, sometime, on this journey, whose destination we still don’t know." --Serhan & Murat

More Artists at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Ramblings/Art

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andrew potter

A Promise Given by Stormy Glenn

A Promise Given is not only the sequel of A Promise Kept, following the story of Cooper, the friend with benefits of Mason and Jack, but it has also a common theme: a love that is lasting for years even if the lovers didn’t have the chance to enjoy it.

Cooper is apparently a balanced man, happy with his gay life, out with friends and family and always ready to help a friend in need. But Cooper has also a dark past, a lover who suddenly disappeared without notice, Alec, and now, as suddenly as well, is come back in his life. At first I didn’t like Cooper’s attitude, refusing to give Alec a chance to explain why he did what he did years before, but then I tried to understand him a bit: even if Cooper seems a strong man, he has never overcome the hurting of losing Alec, and now he doesn’t want to risk his heart again. But Cooper is not betting with his heart, since he has never gained it back again, he lost his heart to Alec 10 years before and the heart is still there, in Alec’s hand. So it’s only right that, after a bit of suffering for a little vengeance, Cooper will forgive Alec.

This story is a little different from the usual plot by Stormy Glenn, since there is not an obvious top and bottom. And ab absurbo, both Cooper than Alec are not what the reader is expecting them to be: Cooper is a police detective, Alec a specialist in security, both of them are good candidate to be the leader in the relationship, and maybe the reader is expecting a clashing of titans, a fight to have the upper hand in the relationship, but in the end, when they are in the private of their bedroom, nor Cooper or Alec are superior to each other, and they don’t want to be. This is probably a consequence to have been lovers when they were really young and in a forming period of their life; true, they were apart for 10 years, but they have too much in common, they know each other too much to turn the table of their relationship: Cooper and Alec will always be on the same level, in the bedroom and in life.

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Series:
1) A Promise Kept: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/922491.html
2) A Promise Given

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