“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe. What does it takes to be a true visionary? Meet Alexander Partman. He is a talented artist who uses his paintbrush to tell stories that speaks to the hearts of many. Check out this interview featuring this modern day Picasso and see what secrets he was willing to reveal.
- Hey Alex! How does it feel to be a visionary?
If your ideas are sharpened enough to create the matters, it’s a great thing that will make you succeed. Unfortunately the truth is, it’s a lonely feeling. Visionary people misunderstood most of the time. Each individual relates to a perception base on his or her own beliefs and it may take for them to understand your vision. Paradoxically we don’t get rewarded for our vision but for something that we may not feel specially proud of. The key is to teach yourself how to relate to people, how to be interested in what matters to them, and how to teach them to see what you see.
- What inspires you to paint?
I would literally say everything and nothing at the same time. Infind myself thinking about memories, pictures, and sounds, that help me be creative. Generally I don’t force myself to paint because the feeling has to be real to carry your soul. So I try to keep a positive life by surrounding myself with things that make me happy.
- If you could paint a picture of your life, what colors would you use?
Probably a lot of black and some powerful colors like red, green, orange, blue…those are my colors.
- You have a keen yet excellent eye and it displays REAL Artistry! Take us on a journey by describing your creative process.
Sometimes I start with a strong image in my head and sometimes I develop the idea at the moment until I get it just right. Depending the concept, I adapt a different process and it may vary because it will depend on what mediums I’m using. When I’m painting, I put myself in a chill environment with my music blasting and the rest is history. Once I decide the painting is finished, I stretch it on a frame, which gives it an extra touch of authenticity and it’s probably my favorite moment. When you see you work taking is final form, the feeling of achievement is extreme!
- If you could collaborate with any artist(s) who would it be and why?
There is a lot of artists that I admire for their works and their talent. I would most likely look through fashion designers instead of painters. I would get more excited by working on a new surface and I love discovering new horizon.
- BEST Self VS True AUTHENTIC Self: Which of these describe who you are and why?
I am what I am…There is an importance of alignment here between those two concepts. The real self has to be aligned with the ideal self if you want to find serenity. I don’t believe real artist can lie about their feelings. This is what a true artist is all about, someone in total coalition between the “who” they are and the “who” they want to be.
- What can expect from you 2018?
Definitely more paintings, new concepts, maybe some collaboration, more exposures.
Even if I’m not a new resolution person, I’m always looking forward to improve myself.
I’m very busy with painting and sometimes I forget about my social life. I’ve always been super active and 2017 an active year so I decide to add more activities to my calendar this year.
- Let’s dive a little deeper. How would you define True LOVE and have you found it?
In a social and simple perception, yes. Love is of course beautiful and fulfilling but I think love is a paradox and a misunderstood feeling, something unmaterialistic materialize by people.
For me true love is full acceptance of someone or something yet everything that makes you love what you feel. Now did I find it? I mean once you understand the concept it’s easier to live closer to it.
- What color describes your personality & why?
Let me do a color personality test very quick.
Here is what I got:
Your magenta soul means that you love to look clearly and deeply at problems before attacking them, but when you do, you have the energy and passion to clear any obstacles out of your way. It’s the best of both worlds — intelligent and introspective, yet fierce and active.
Couldn’t answer better than that 😉
- If you could leave us with an inspirational quote, what would it be and why?
“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” I always say this quote to myself when I’m hesitating doing something probably due to my personality described in the earlier question.