I would go as far as to say, that being different and original is no longer an asset, but a major hindrance to success…
All business relationships are complex and often more so than personal relations. But adding the artistic, emotional and illogical aspects of the arts business to the pot really gets things boiling.
It is becoming more apparent to me the longer I breath, that everyone is generally waiting for someone to make that call that will change their lives forever or at least for today
Just wanted to share some of my Pop/Rock tunes I composed over the last few years sung by several artists of which many were adapted in to French
We, humans are complicated creatures: we all have our own opinions and critique, which is a force that pushes designers to progress
M2 Gallery in Los Angeles is presenting a retrospective of surrealist imagery from Andrew Matusik.
Editing Pictures is as Important as the Photo Shoot. It can define your style. I am sharing with you my own editing process.
Whenever I take up a new sport or activity, I like to immerse myself in the culture of the people and their lifestyle. Skateboarding has an incredibly different sub-culture to anything I have encountered before, in fact it seemed as though my life was turned upside when I began meeting and interacting with other skaters. […]
Who in their right mind would not love to be discovered for their artistic and design talent? A gatekeeper who plucks them among the masses and propels their career into the infinity.
Catherine Lupis Thomas, is a multi-faceted multi media pop artist and entrepreneur whom I featured back in September in my Paris Street Fashion Stuff segment. Well not only does she own the very trendy Montmartre Paris, clothing boutique called “1962”, but has just opened her Gallery on 3, rue Tholozé in Paris called “Gallery 1962″. […]
1962 – Fashion Boutique opened by Catherine Lupis Thomas in Paris Montmartre, takes us back to the 60s – Check out Catherine being interviewed by Benjamin Kanarek Blog
I’m now being challenged by questions: What is Art? Does Life imitate Art? Does Art mirror Life? Can Art exist without Life? Can life exist without Art? Can you see Art all around you? Are you an observer of that Art? Are you a part of it? Would it exist without you? Does a gallery […]
by Marvin Kanarek “Body Of Work” is here, let’s see where this goes… Someone who designs a single house is not an architect. Someone who writes a single song or set of lyrics is not a songwriter. A person who owns a musical instrument is not a musician. A single drawing or painting or photograph […]
It’s back. I’m not sure why I was left with “Body Of Work”. It’s obvious to me right now that it won’t be pursued during this writing. Hoping it’s tossed at me again at a later date. Right now what is resonating within me is, acceptance of praise and criticism and the meaning of Art […]
by Marvin Kanarek I was going to do something else right now. I was outside having a smoke. Something came in again. So I’m sitting here getting it out before it goes away. Three words: – Sacrifice, Selfishness, Balance. When that “moment arrives” it’s only you tapping into and following that energy (Muse?), before it […]
I’m sure there are dictionary definitions of the word Muse. I or you can look it up. Maybe I will when this cycle has passed through me. I had heard a great story about a Scottish poetess who was out walking on her land one morning when all of a sudden she felt the presence of the Muse. She hurried home as fast as she could. Her pace was quickened by the fear that if she didn’t get back soon enough, the muse would pass through her and go on to inspire another poet! Interesting. I think that’s part of what this Muse energy is.
by Marvin Kanarek I just had an epiphany, maybe it’s The Muse, I don’t know. So I guess I’m fated to continue at least ‘til the end of this little story. I’m a true “dyed in the T-shirt” Hippy way back when during the Yorkville days in Toronto. Living the life of music, free love, […]
by Marvin Kanarek I’ll try as best I can to describe the journey, the psyche, the attitude, the denial, the acceptance and anything else I can touch upon that might illuminate this elusive universe that I call “The State Of The Artist? It’s a state of mind, spirit and necessity, that is highly romanticized, clearly […]