Art #2. Into The Unknown

Art #2. Into The Unknown [Artwork]

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“To me art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks.” _Mark Rothko

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Mark Rothko’s quote inspired my initial post ‘Art‘ and also this artwork. I created this artwork ‘Into The Unknown’ as an abstract representation of the conscious, subconscious, and the unconscious mind. The eye denoting the conscious, the subconscious represented by the abstract layers and patterns of type and forms floating in space and the unconscious are the ‘blacks’ found in every existing space.

There is a complexity about the subconscious and the unconscious mind, and human behaviour is influenced by the abstract nature of this complexity. The floating layers of information in the subconscious are a culmination of things seen, heard or experienced. In the unconscious mind lays a deep tunnel of things the conscious mind cannot conceive or comprehend. In it lays a wealth of uncharted knowledge, strength, weaknesses, potential, goals, wisdom, vulnerability, power, you name it.

Like Mark Rothko’s quote, exploring that space of our subconscious and our unconscious mind can help unravel our inner stardom and realizing our full potential. Being the hero of our story lay in how deep we are willing to dive, how deep we are willing to look from within to make our story a best seller.

Lest I forget, I created this artwork exploring with torn pieces of papers, sketch and ‘scanography’. I tried something different and the result is this digital collage. Let’s take an adventure into the unknown (our inner self) and see how we become a beautiful piece of art.

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Design, Art/Creative direction, Post
By Philip Abang

Learning

Verse 19. Learning

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“Knowledge is power and learning is super power” _ Jim Kwik

I worked previously on a project themed on ‘Learning’. It is common sense that knowledge is power, but knowledge is acquired via learning and discovery.

As a graphic designer, one constantly seeks knowledge in order to solve problems and to bring ideas to life. Designers are visual detectives and visual communicators. When creating work or responding to a clients brief, research is key and in the process more is learned.

The counter or negative space in the letter ‘W’ from the word ‘POWER’ are two inward pointing arrows symbolizing ‘knowledge’ and ‘super power’ you acquire or gain when you learn or discover new things. Take away the ‘P’ and ‘R’ from the word ‘POWER’ and you are left with the word ‘OWE’.

Learning is what you OWE yourself.

Keep learning.

Learning is never too much, rather, it is insufficient.

Design, Creative/Art direction, Post 
By Philip Abang