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It is almost November. The year really flew by. I have been enjoying spending time with my son Nicolas, taking care of the garden and the house, writing a bit (two books in the works – a short commentary to help young artists, and a book of short stories with spiritual undertones) and of course,…

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ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN MAY 2012.   I am an artist, which means that I like to create – visually, musically, or verbally… It doesn’t matter. I live my life in order to create, and I get my sense of fulfilment when I am being creative. If I am not being creative, I have a tendency…

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Why Machines Will Never Create Art

Machines can beat humans at chess, but how is that different from creating a work of art? It may be necessary to first define what a work of art is. Merriam-Webster gives the following definition: Art is the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects. The key word…

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An Interview with the Artist

Originally published in Lokkal magazine. Andrew Osta is an international artist born in the Ukraine, raised in Canada, and now living in San Miguel de Allende. He started painting professionally in 2005 and exhibiting his work in galleries in 2006. His work is currently on display at gallery Relox 46, at the Hecho en Mexico…

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My mindset has been somewhat philosophical lately. I have been thinking about art, about the meaning of it all, and about the commercial contemporary art market. I came across the work of figurative painter Alan J. Lawson, who studied philosophy, like myself, and appears to be able to articulate all of the concepts I would…

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April 2015 Update

Exactly 141 years to the day after the first impressionist exhibition in Paris in 1874, I have left France by train to Geneva to start my 1 month residency in a tiny village called Trelex. Before that, a few days in Paris seeing the works of the Impressionists (left me impressed) and three nights in Brussels…

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