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Author: Subject: The Art of Fashion

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  posted on 13/10/2005 at 10:36 AM
I just uploaded some images of a few recent paintings of mine (hopefully they will make the cut, but don't worry - I won't make it a habit of posting tons of pictures). There isn't really an art forum here, but given the subject matter I work with, I think posting about it in the Fashion forum is probably fine.

I happen to have a great love of fashion and costume, so the images I choose are usually portraits of models, night club patrons, stage performers and masquerade party-goers. Why? Because for one, they can get away with wearing stuff that looks like arse on me. Ha! Also, I've always managed to find beauty among the dark and unusual. A kind of beauty which, up until computers/PhotoShop/internet became the dominant media, wasn't often seen in modern painting (at least, not in my neck of the woods anyway). My definition of beauty certainly isn't to everyone's taste, but hey, ya gotta go with what you know.

Ask a painter why they create what they do and you will probably get an annoying ten-minute semi-intelligent egomaniacal explanation. Not me. I just paint stuff I like. I see something I think is my own warped version of beautiful (a person I pass on the street, a photo a friend took, a magazine ad, etc.) and put it on canvas to make it *that* much more how I think it should be. As for why I paint at all, and chose to be a professional artist, I don't know. Some stubborn part of my nature drove me to do it and keeps me doing it - kind of the same mental process that keeps you drinking coffee even though you know it may not be good for you. Sorry if that isn't deep enough for you. But after 4 tedious years of art school and having middle-class pseudo-intellectuals fill my head with their self-important feminist drivel, I don't have the patience for long-winded theories and analyses. If you want that sort of thing, you figure it out and talk about it! That's what critics are for. They bitch about art so I don't have to.


Anyway, if you're interested in seeing more of my work (paintings and drawings, as well as my own fashion design stuff) you can go here: http://valerian.araneum.ca

 

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  posted on 13/10/2005 at 12:37 PM
I peeked at your website and I'm really digging your paintings, especially the later series. I like how they capture a more whimsical side of the goth-ish subjects instead of the "oh, isn't this dark and creepy" stuff I see all over. It's really refreshing. Lord knows, if I never see one more drawing/photomanip/painting of some skinny girl covered in blood with her eyeballs blacked out it will be too soon.

After doing mostly digital stuff for the last few years and getting totally burned out in school, I'm thinking of going back to painting. There is just something nice about working in a more tactile medium. Plus, after being on the computer at work all day the last thing i want to do is come home and make art on one. Your stuff is really inspiring!

 

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  posted on 13/10/2005 at 01:03 PM
Thank you for your comments! True, they are not cliché images of skinny weeping girls with wilted roses, lounging in graveyards. In my experience, Goths really aren't like that. Or at least, if they are, they don't do those things for very long. I guess you could say I paint a different facet of the Goth stereotype: the nightclubber/fashion victim/attention whore type, ha ha! I'll leave painting the graveyard mopers and vampyres to those who are more into that side of Goth.

 

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  posted on 13/10/2005 at 01:27 PM
I'm not really sure what the style is called (not really Art Nouveau?) but they have a turn of the century Toulouse-Lautrec kinda feel to them. Makes sense with the whole fashion/nightclub aspect...

 

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  posted on 17/10/2005 at 12:40 AM
Thanks!
I love Lautrec's work, so naturally I will take your remarks as quite a compliment! But I suppose the comparison isn't unexpected - the garish colours, the artsy nightclub types, the booze... only swap the can-can girls for Goth chicks and there you have it.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2005 at 08:42 AM
Aaight I just checket out your artwork and desing work. Its totaly amaizing! (which you porbably already knew) you made all those juwlery yourself? including those cameos and stuff?
And ve seen your the corsets that youve made too, they are just too beautiful for words, wish I could do that. Does it take a lot of time to make one?
Planning to buy one of your cute lolita hats (you can make hats too?) but I have already ordered too much stuff this month, so bla..

If you ever plan to take pupils.. I m a voluntaire!

 

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  posted on 6/11/2005 at 11:19 AM
Thanks!


No, I don't make every component from scratch. I have always liked taking unusual pieces of this and that and assembling them into something else (I have always had a fondness for the instant gratification of collage art), so beadwork and hat-making came kind of naturally to me I guess.

 

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  posted on 7/11/2005 at 05:18 AM
wow - I really like the commission one you did "Nottaway Plantation", "Emerging", and "Geisha". those are just three paintings that really caught my eye, not to mention all the other stuff... ooo! like "Minou" the one you did of a cat, i liked that one ^.^ and of course the corsets *drools*
I would like to start making jewellery type stuff myself, so far everything I make is with random stuff i find in my room like elastic bands for bracelet/supposed to be like wrist cuffs type stuff but they don't take heavy wear very well.
hardwares stores are a very good place for chain and stuff like that though.

 

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  posted on 22/11/2005 at 11:02 PM
Thank you!!

*blush*

To be honest, I do so little painting now, it's embarrassing. I've gone so head over heels with this fashion stuff, and I am loving it. One thing is for sure, I never EVER thought I would be doing this for a living. Never in a million years did I ever think I'd have my own business and be doing well at it - and I certainly never pictured myself having a career in fashion in any description. Just goes to show ya, when you quit a dead-end job in a fit of rage, sometimes it's the best thing you could have ever done.


Anyway, I'm really impressed with myself this month, as far as jewelry and stuff goes. The more I enjoy it, the better I get. Hmmm. Kind of like sex....

Anyhoo, I also just wanted to spread the word: I'm offering free shipping on orders over $75 USD until December 10th. /spam

[Edited on 23/11/2005 by valerian]

 

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  posted on 3/2/2006 at 09:04 AM
Ha! Just when you thought you were rid of me!

Since I'm not much of a writer, I don't usually spend a lot of time posting witty comments because well, I just don't have any. My contributions are best left to being visual than textual. I get into less trouble that way anyway. So on that note, I've recently added a few new pictures to my gallery (and by the way, if you guys feel they should be in a different gallery, by all means please shift them).

I added them because they are the first actual "professional" images of the jewelry work that I do. A human model, proper lighting, professional make-up and that sort of thing. I'm *really* happy with them - not just for showcasing the jewelry but because I find the photographs themselves to be quite lovely. I can't take credit for the act of physically shooting the pictures (my partner did that), but the rest was orchestrated by me. It helps that my model was a very good friend, and didn't mind posing for free. Anyway, I hope you enjoy them.

[Edited on 3/2/2006 by valerian]

Weird - I thought I had uploaded at least 4, but only 1 is showing. Oh well, you get the idea anywway.

[Edited on 4/2/2006 by valerian]

 

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  posted on 4/5/2006 at 10:08 AM
wow. you're REALLY good. I absolutely adore your paintings.
 

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  posted on 10/5/2006 at 10:59 AM
I know nothing about art, but I do like your paintings, and I liked the "Andrew, with flag" one from the thumbnail, clicked on it and realised the flag was the Welsh flag in the background! *yey* I remember the Top Hat one from the gallery on here, and still really like that one (partly because that could be a goth club which I go to), and I also like the Bride and Groom in the mixed-media section.

 

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  posted on 6/11/2007 at 09:34 PM
OMG... I'm aliiiive! Heh well, I actually had something to contribute this time (new photo - should hopefully be in my gallery folder soon) so I thought I'd make the rounds in the forum as well. Hope everyone had a great Hallowe'en. Me? Had a stomach virus and had to watch everyone else eat all the chocolate. Ah well, got lots of work done - made a pair of steampunk-inspired earrings out of ornate filigree clock hands that turned out quite well. With any luck I'll have a photo of those up soon too.



PS: WTF - Every time I reply the lines of text in my sig get farther apart. Is that a nice way of telling me I'm spaced out? *snort*

[Edited on 7/11/2007 by valerian]

 

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  posted on 9/11/2007 at 06:31 AM
I took a look at your site - pretty impressive. There were some pictures I liked a whole lot. Some of them had the whole "Heroes" feel.

I liked the quotes too. Pretty well done all around. Keep up the amazing work (not that you need my approval or acceptance).

 

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  posted on 16/11/2007 at 09:16 PM
Thanks!
Although I'm going to going to have to look like a total boob for a minute here because I don't get the "Heroes" reference (something's telling me I should)... but it sounds like a good thing so I'll just go with it.

 

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