Vakseen – Visual Surrealism

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Los Angeles based visual artist Vakseen is a self-taught artist and his works fascinate by watching them. Go on a visual tour and read about the meaning of Vakseen’s images.

 

“Being a creative mind, the arts have played a major role in my life since childhood. I grew
up overweight, so I wasn’t always the most confident. I wasn’t a hermit or anything, but I
was insecure. Society does that to people. Especially with the importance we place on
each other’s outer appearance. It wasn’t until I was much older that I was able to love
myself, and express the inner voice that my childhood circumstances wouldn’t allow. When
you can’t find the words, or even worse, aren’t allowed to vocalize your feelings within an
accepting environment, it’s amazing how creativity can serve as a conduit for emotional
release. Art helped maintain my sanity in this crazy world. It’s fitting that this same insecurity
would manifest itself as inspirational subject matter in my art years later.”

Vakseen-Ribbon In Her Eyes 24x18_ (Acrylic) 2014

“Ribbon In Her Eyes”

Vakseen-Open Virtue 48x36_ (Acrylic, Pencil on canvas) 2014

“Open Virtue”

Vakseen-Her Royal Eminence 20x20_ (Acrylic on canvas) 2014

“Her Royal Eminence”

“My creations pulsate with feminine energy. Women are God’s greatest work of art and I
believe life as we know it, evolves around them. Although I couldn’t fathom being a
woman in this patriarchal world we live in, I open my creative process to the allure inherent
to women. I aim for my art to celebrate the acute imperfections and endless perfections
that exist within every woman. Today’s media rarely allows for flaws. There is an overload
of perfect images that are packaged as if they represent a reflection every woman can
see herself in. And that’s not realistic, because there is no balance. Young women who are
spoon fed hatred of their natural selves are likely to become carbon copies of magazine
covers, and find it difficult to love themselves. And that is something that unfortunately, I can
relate to all too well.”

Vakseen-Brilliant Dope 21x21_ (Acrylic) 2014

“Brilliant Dope”

Vakseen-Crock Tearz 40x30_ (Acrylic) 2014

“Crock Tearz”

“As quickly as the aperture of a camera opens and shuts to capture light, the unique
radiance of the female image is photo-shopped away. Models cut away and cover the
parts that give them distinction. It’s been happening for so long that perfection is the new
role model. I’m not against new and unfolding trends in fashion or personal enhancements. I
simply do not appreciate beauty being defined for me, or anyone else. One of the
wonderful things about the human experience is that we are free to explore, discover and
evolve our perception of the multifaceted aesthetic this world has to offer.”

Vakseen-She Got The Jazz 20x20_ (Acrylic) 2014

“She Got The Jazz”

“If I have to label it, my art falls under the surrealism category. I’ve created a signature style
that fuses elements of photo-realism, cubism and fashion design. Each painting is a unique
portrait of an insecure soul with an incredible story to share. This clearly defines the base of
my work; however the method is more complex. I attack my creative process the same
way a cosmetic surgeon would. I use high end fashion and beauty magazines to clip and
surgically collage the perfect features together, bringing my ideas to life. From this point I
recreate everything by drawing, then painting these beautifully insecure souls onto the
canvas. Initially, I would create using both acrylic and oil or water color paint. Now, I solely
work with acrylics. My pieces come to fruition quickly, so I love the flexibility, depth and
complex layers acrylic paint allows for. Vibrant color is my preference so my pieces tend to
be loud, sensitive and vivacious. Colors demand attention. They play with our senses and
evoke emotion responses within the human mind. I use that to my advantage. The colors
are essential to the complete story of each creation.

In essence, my art is a visual dialogue about society’s idolization of beauty and the surreal,
superficial times we live in. I only hope to be fortunate enough to produce art that
consistently ignites discussion, captivates the senses and most importantly, questions the
importance we place on outer appearances.”


Find more of Vakseen’s art here:


Many thanks!

3 responses to “Vakseen – Visual Surrealism

  1. Pingback: Vakseen LLC » #TeamVakseen, Music, Art and the Entertainment Business » Grunge N Art Magazine Features #VakseenArt·

  2. Great stuff…introductory, as well as final pieces: “She Got the Jazz” and “Brilliant Dope”, are stellar. Also enjoyed “Ribbon in Her Eyes”-(reminiscent of Dalis’ (?) Mae West-I believe)…

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