The Incredible Artwork Of Adam Sturch.

Adams work really caught my eye. After reading his bio I was very intrigued. Adams story and journey are so incredible and his work speaks for itself.

Welcome to the work and mind  of Adam Sturch.

Here is a snip it from Adams Bio.

“Art for me has always been a need. A form of expression that felt natural, maybe because it transcends spoken language that many things spoken are interpreted through our impression of the speaker. with static art, the speaker is removed, and the language is left open. I started creating at a very young age. painting, drawing anything I could get my hands on. My grand father used to roll masking paper from paint supply stores out on the floor when I was a kid, and I would draw all day.
By the time I was 15, I was very dedicated to art. My family had moved to a very small community in northern new mexico, and art, as always, remained my outlet for anything in my life. family issues prompted me to leave home, and high school at 17. It was early spring, cold and raining. I bagged up my sketch book, what I could carry on my back and left. I had been writing to a girl I met in Denver the previous summer, and we made plans to go to the art school in Colorado.  I would get my GED, and carry on as planned.
After a difficult time in Dever, frustrated, I quit school and started working full time. That winter I lost both of my jobs and was put in the situation of living on the street or returning home. I went back to new mexico.

I returned to work full time. The isolation and long hours wore me down. In November of 2010, I suffered a complete nervous breakdown. I developed insomnia, then hallucinations. I committed myself to the Las Vegas new mexico mental health hospital where I stayed for approximately two months.
This experience was a nightmare for me.

Facebook has given me a venue for my art. A perfect format, a picture and a few words… ideal for plastic arts. the interaction it provided and provides are also a great source of encouragement and stability in my life. as with many debilitating illness, schizophrenia carries with it a social stigma. especially in small towns where rumours spread faster than fire, socialising having never been easy for me in the first place, has become more difficult. so, when I discovered Facebook as a medium, I was thrilled. I scrapped together enough to buy a computer- my first in 2011, a camera soon after. Since I have rededicated myself to art completely, It has become my life. It is my love, and it has always been there. and always will be.
My work ranges from political, personal, conceptual, to non objective abstraction and many variations between. my mediums are anything I can get my hands on. these days I prefer working on light surfaces, for the reason that I have lost and been forced to throw away many works done on heavier surfaces.
– Adam Sturch.”

Following are some of the pieces that really caught my eye.

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Distant Voices

Adam says distant voices is about the nature of hallucination. Voices heard by schizophrenics, as so called presently, shamans, or mystics either stem from internal knowledge, or are transmitted externally. The view conveyed in this drawing is that they are one in the same. Our physical reality is interwoven and inseparable from the mind of the universe, the mind of nature.

Scape goat

This is one of my personal favourites. You can see the emotion pouring out of it. Adam produced this painting during a personally depressing time surrounding the death of his half brother.

Coincidentia oppositorum.

This is a drawing about the union of opposites. the individual is divided in two, the mind, a extension of all mind- as represented by the continuation of the serpent texture into the sky, unifies conflicting impulses with every decision.

Necroptic Conductor.

The concept behind this drawing is that dmt, Hallucinogenic neurotransmitters are behind communication and procreation drive from the earliest life, specifically Cephalopods. This drawing is about the idea of language stemming from emotion. The drive to live. Also the sponge in the drawing is modelled after a sponge containing dmt. Communication is necessary for the simplest cell division. If hallucinogens prompted spoken language in higher primates, why not octopi? and if octopi? why not all life? since almost all organisms, plant or animal produce.

Seasons present.

Seasons present is based conceptually around the moment of now, the present reflects the past, and is itself reflected by the future, therefore all hinges on the present moment.

You can find more of Adams work on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/adam.sturch.5/media_set?set=a.1174827895930540.1073742411.100002100234889&type=3

Lillie Fields Featured Artist

There are many talented artists who receive little or no recognition for their work and have few places to showcase same, so the “Arts from the Darkness” website and Facebook Fan Page of the same name, and owner Jo Budd have paired to showcase their endeavours.

Our first featured artist- Lillie Fields

Lillie says:

“I’ve been an artist for twenty years or more,  and I’m still trying to find and hone my style. I guess that’s what art is all about, finding who you are, what you feel, and how to express those thoughts. Almost like a personal journey where everyone has a unique destination, only it doesn’t ever end.

There’s definitely a psychological component; developing an art style is to develop yourself. Through mine, I realized how much I appreciated the way someone could capture the true reality and realness of a subject, but then morph it into their own reality; a reflection of their own thoughts. I like realism and surrealism because it is sort of like looking into a mirror, to me. A contemplation of what I truly see when I look at the world around me, reflected back from the eyes of the unique artist. Sometimes I can understand how they think and sometimes I have to ponder what they are trying to say and put myself in their reality (something I naturally do with everyone in life as a form of empathy). Clearly, I’m a pensive kind of person, and it comes out in my art.

The perfectionist in me tries to see things for what they are with all of their specific details, yet I’m a dreamer with a brain going non-stop. So, I like to portray what I see, including my own worlds (when I’m not painstakingly trying to capture the realism and the truth of a subject). I started developing my techniques by practicing what I was good at until I was either comfortable enough or uncomfortable enough to introduce something new to work with. As with life, sometimes you have to try new things and make new decisions to see if you like it and are good at it.

I started with graphite, trying to draw and sketch realistically. I found my strong point of shading, which really made my pieces look closer to reality, in my own mind. I was wary of using colors and swore I wouldn’t be any good at manipulating them, but I took a risk and started working with colored pencil. I found I flourished and excelled at using colors, especially with my abilities to use proper shading.

My pieces (and I) were starting to grow into my developing style. From there, I was terrified of paints, but with guidance from my art teachers (and Bob Ross episodes), I again found that these tools helped me to mold my becoming style. So, for years I’ve been exploring ways of creating what I see or want to see, and what I think and feel using mediums that can portray these ideas the way I see fit.

Art is for everyone, it just takes some real self- reflection and experimentation to find what best expresses your reflections. Then, just go with it and see where it takes you. You’ll learn about yourself as you learn about your pieces.”

Lillie is 25 and lives in the Southern United States.

See more paintings and detailed shots in her photo album.    Lillie Fields Artwork
Lillie is available for commissioned work.
If any  of you would like to be a featured artist on Arts From The Darkness, please send a bio and examples of your artwork to submissions@artsfromthedarkness.com and we’ll reply asap.

27 Stunning Works Of Art You Won’t Believe Aren’t Photographs

These are totally amazing works of art that you’ll have a hard time believing aren’t photographs, and also some of these have photos of the artists at work during the creation of these paintings.  What man can do with talent and time is absolutely astonishing.  Take a look at these great examples and let us know what you think~

1. Omar Ortiz – Oil on linen

Omar Ortiz - Oil on linen

2. Paul Cadden – Small drawing pencil on paper

Paul Cadden - Small drawing pencil on paper

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3. Kamalky Laureano – Acrylic on canvas

Kamalky Laureano - Acrylic on canvas

4. Gregory Thielker – Oil on canvas

Gregory Thielker - Oil on canvas

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5. Lee Price – Oil on linen

Lee Price - Oil on linen

6. Ben Weiner – Paintings of paint

Ben Weiner - Paintings of paint

7. Ron Mueck – Sculpture, mixed materials

Ron Mueck - Sculpture, mixed materials

Photo © Thomas Salva

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Photo © Gautier Deblonde

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8. Kim Ji-hoon – Pencil

Kim Ji-hoon - Pencil

9. Christina K – Drawing on tinted brown paper

Christina K - Drawing on tinted brown paper

10. Ray Hare – Acrylic painting on canvas

Ray Hare - Acrylic painting on canvas

Source: blazing.com

Source: blazing.com

11. Daisy – Charcoal

Daisy - Charcoal

12. Alyssa Monks – Oil on linen

Alyssa Monks - Oil on linen

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13. Pedro Campos – Oil on canvas

Pedro Campos - Oil on canvas

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14. Dirk Dzimirsky – Graphite on paper

Dirk Dzimirsky - Graphite on paper

Source: dzimirsky.com  /  via: odditycentral.com

15. Thomas Arvid – Limited edition Giclée on canvas

Thomas Arvid - Limited edition Giclée on canvas

Source: thomasarvid.com  /  via: odditycentral.com

16. Rafal Bujnowski – Black and white paint

Rafal Bujnowski - Black and white paint

“Bujnowski painted a photo-realistic self-portrait in black and white, had it photographed and enclosed the picture as his official photo in the U.S.A. visa application form. The consulate workers failed to notice the manipulation and, eventually, the artist received a passport with a replica of his own painting.”

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17. Paul Cadden – Pencil on paper

Paul Cadden - Pencil on paper

Source: paulcadden.com  /  via: reddit.com

18. Robin Eley – Oil on Belgian linen

Robin Eley - Oil on Belgian linen

Source: robineley.com  /  via: artlandian.com
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19. Samuel Silva – Ballpoint pen

Samuel Silva - Ballpoint pen

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20. Gottfried Helnwein – Oil and acrylic on canvas

Gottfried Helnwein - Oil and acrylic on canvas

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Source: helnwein.com  /  via: paragon-me.tumblr.com

21. Franco Clun – Pencils on watercolor paper

Franco Clun - Pencils on watercolor paper

22. Kelvin Okafor – Graphite pencils

Kelvin Okafor - Graphite pencils

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23. Amy Robins – Colored pencil on cartridge paper

Amy Robins - Colored pencil on cartridge paper

Source: amyrobins.com  /  via: artlandian.com

Based on a photograph by Benoit Pallé

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24. Mike Bayne – Oil on wood panel

Mike Bayne - Oil on wood panel

25. Robert Longo – Charcoal on mounted paper

Robert Longo - Charcoal on mounted paper

Source: robertlongo.com  /  via: likeafieldmouse.com

Source: robertlongo.com  /  via: likeafieldmouse.com

26. Diego Fazio – Charcoal pencil

Diego Fazio - Charcoal pencil

27. Bryan Drury – Oil on wood

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