I stumbled upon the art of Greg Minah while wandering around YouTube – you know what it’s like, right? You look at one video, then at the end they suggest more videos… being curious, you click on of them, watch it, then more suggestions and… before you know, it you’ve watched 302 videos and you’ve grown a beard. That is, if you’re a guy. I don’t have a beard, I swear!!! 🙂
So, anyway, I found Greg’s video which show how he’s developed a technique to paint without paintbrushes. Dear god! Is that allowed???
Well, yes, it’s art and you can do anything with it 🙂 His technique is actually pretty cool and certainly very original!
Watching him is like witnessing a secret ceremony… a dance, a connection between an artist and his creation slowly developping in his hands…
Greg told me in his own words:”The process truly is very special to me… I love the balance between my control and my letting go and surrendering to forces I have no say over…. it really is a collaboration in this sense.”
He pours the paint directly onto his canvas, grabs the canvas and moves it around to make the paint form a cool pattern. He then uses a blast of air to remove some of the paint, leaving an even more interesting pattern imprinted. Then he repeats the process, with a different colour and again, and again… until the canvas is completely covered.
The result is like a large web of colours, all entangled with each other. The process is quite mesmerizing to watch but be warned! If like me you are prone to motion sickness, you may get a little dizzy 🙂
All this fun with paint flying everywhere makes for a very messy studio though! It makes mine look just so clean and pristine 😉
Greg was born in Columbia and now lives in Baltimore. You can find out more about him and his art at www.gregminah.com.
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