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29th Apr 2010

Einstein is the Scientific Grandfather of 21st Century Post Conceptual Art

Albert Einstein is acknowledged as one of humankind’s great scientific geniuses. Regarded as the father of modern physics, Einstein’s theories led to quantum physics and string theory.

Now, in the Twenty-first century his work and ideas have helped inspire a whole new theory of art, Post Conceptual Art, plus a branch called UnGraven Image, founded by Judy Rey Wasserman. [Note: download your free copy of the Post Conceptual Art Manifesto at: http://ungravenimage.com/images/ManifestoofPosConceptualUnGravenImageArt.pdf ]

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” — Albert Einstein

This radically new art depicts the strings of elementary physics using symbols as traditional strokes in a painting. Einstein’s contributions to our understandings of wave-particle duality helped point Wasserman to the attributes necessary for symbols that could be used to represent the strings.

Torah font is the only symbol set in the world that is binary (duality), phonic, and alpha-numeric. Based on the science alone, it is the most elegant symbol set available in the world to represent the smallest waves/pre-particles of our universe. Torah font is also the basic and original font of the Bible.

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.” —Albert Einstein

The first and introductory video for Post Conceptual Art both quotes Einstein and uses one of his favorite pieces of music from his beloved Mozart for its score. There were actually two other Einstein quotes in the preliminary version. [Note: see the video “Painting with the Big Bang of Genesis” at http://ungravenimage.com]

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” — Albert Einstein

Judy Rey Wasserman’s first basic Essence Portrait of Albert Einstein was created according to the tenets of Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory. Each and every stroke is a Torah font symbol (letter) from Genesis 1. This text was specially chosen as it is the primary physics text of the Bible, especially the first few verses. When the Creator says, “Let there be light” the first waves and pre-particles of our universe are created. The Genesis description of initial creation of our universe has much in common with Big Bang theory.

“Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein

Genesis 1 (Albert Einstein), 2010, by Judy Rey Wasserman

The basic Essence Portrait of Albert Einstein visually references the dualities by playing strong dark areas opposite white ones.  The dark area is also symbolic for the unknown that Einstein explored.

Since this is a basic Essence Portrait you can expect to see more work by Wasserman based upon this work, but usually using color, photography or video in the future. [Note: for more on the new Essence Portraiture, its place in art history and some initial variations on basic celebrity portraits see: “Essence Portraits—The Art of Seeing the Divine in the Twenty first Century” below this article.]

Beyond science Albert Einstein had much wisdom and humor to share with us. Included here are some of his thoughts and advice have helped inform both how I see the world and my art. Along with other artists these quotes can inspire anyone in any endeavor. So, let’s let Professor Einstein have the last words here.

Albert Einstein quotes:

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

“I want to know all Gods thoughts; all the rest are just details.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

“God always takes the simplest way.”

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”.

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.
Check out the limited and open edition prints in the estore.
Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey .]

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20th Apr 2010

How Professionals and Merchants Can Easily Prosper by Bartering for Art

A recession or downturn in the art market is the ideal time for professionals, merchants and people who offer services to collect and prosper from Contemporary Art – through bartering their goods and services in exchange for art.

There are many stories of people who were not otherwise personally connected to artists or galleries who eventually became quite wealthy simply because they bartered goods or services with emerging artists who had a new way of making art. Usually, the connection was happenstance. The artist lived in their neighborhood or area and approached the new collector, who offered to swap with the struggling artist.

Jackson Pollack traded paintings with his local grocer in a small town on the East End of Long Island. People in the area would do their shopping in a small store that was actually “decorated” with original Jackson Pollack paintings. As I recall it, the grocer was not actually fond of the works, but liked Pollock and wanted to help him and his wife, Lee Krasner out. So he traded with them.

Almost every year a dentist is named Adrian Mullish in ArtReview’s Power List of Contemporary Art. Why?

Damien Hirst recalls meeting Mullish in 1990: ‘When I went to see Adrian I had to have some dental treatment which was really expensive. So he just said, “Look, I know you haven’t got any money and you’re an artist. If you give me some art… “

Mullish became the dentist to Hirst and other YBAs including Tracey Emin because before they were known he traded them for their art. Now his collection of Contemporary Art is estimated to be worth over £600,000.The trick to serious wealth for any collector who seeks to collect emerging Contemporary artists is to find artists whose work is unique, trailblazing even radical. If you have seen something like it before, the art and artist are probably not a good investment for financial growth.

Genesis Beit by Judy Rey Wasserman

SEE Video “Painting with the Big Bang of Genesis” on Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art’s HOME PAGE

Collect: Genesis series Limited Edition Prints

For instance, back in the early 1960’s Pop Artists like Andy Warhol (who did not sell a single Campbell’s Soup Can work at his first solo show) were struggling because they were so different from the then newly recognized and celebrated Abstract Expressionists. That was a great entry level time to invest in artists like Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg or Johns. The patrons who commissioned Warhol to create portraits of themselves (at prices then far below the recognized elite portrait artists of the day) ended up owning art that both soared in value and immortalized them, even if they were not celebrities. However, an artist today who is basically creating good Pop Art, but is not one of the original Pop Artists, such as Jasper Johns or Peter Max, may be fun and worthwhile collecting esthetically, but probably is not a great investment.

For investment purposes look for new and emerging artists whose ideas about art and styles have the potential to influence other artists in the future. Look for artistic innovators who are probably doing something radically new and so are not immediately accepted by the establishment.

Exodus 20- Ten Commandments (George Washington)

Strokes are original letters of the scripture text.
Print of basic Essence Portrait of George Washington is available in Large (Click: HERE) and Small (Click: HERE)


Yet, any good art can be understood as a wise or good but not necessarily amazing investment for a frequented by the public where the temperature, lighting and cleanliness conditions are such that the art can be safely displayed. Lawyers, doctors, dentists, accountants and other professional offices provide a good, low humidity climate controlled environment for art.Advertisers, restaurateurs and savvy professional people know that authentic original art contributes to their product’s businesses success. Hotel owners have also noticed this and more and more small hotels display art, including from local artists who are not the groundbreaking type of artists mentioned above, as it does increase repeat business and word of mouth.

While most of the collectors who bartered with twentieth century artists when they were emerging lived in proximity to the artists, thanks to the Internet to some degree we all now live in the same web neighborhood. Twenty-first century artists who are visual trailblazers are certain to be involved in other innovative methods of communication and interaction. Find artists through social media like Twitter or Facebook, where you can find links to their websites.

Try Craig’s List or post through social media sites offering to trade your goods and services for art. Attend local gallery openings. When you meet artists, as many attend openings, hand them your card and suggest that you would be open to barter your services for art.

Today’s innovators have web sites, which usually are different from other artists’ websites, and contain writings as well as artworks. Ask yourself what Warhol, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Picasso, etc., would have created in a website and how that site might have grown organically, especially before they were renowned and funded. An artist’s website can tell you more about an artist’s potential, because one innovative picture is worth a thousand words on a resume.
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Post Conceptual UnGraven Image Art theory is based at the intersection of ancient spiritual wisdom and cutting edge contemporary science. It shows us a new and enhanced spiritual and science based way to see the world. It is a life changing vision that can even become an actual new way of seeing that is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. Can this be true?  See for yourself. See more. Read:  In the Beginning

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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com.

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11th Apr 2010

Grover Cleveland – Ten Commandments Essence Portrait

President Grover Cleveland’s new Post Conceptual Essence Portrait uses strokes that are the original letters of the Ten Commandments. the text of Exodus 20.

Exodus 20 had to have been well known to Grover Cleveland since childhood as his father was a Presbyterian minister.

Grover Cleveland was the first democrat elected after the Civil War. He is the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later, making him both the 22nd and 24th president.

Grover Cleveland Essence Portrait by Judy Rey Wasserman

Exodus 20 – The Ten Commandments (Grover Cleveland)

by Judy Rey Wasserman

During his second term in office, beginning in 1993, he faced the kinds of problems that the USA faces again today. The country was in an acute depression. He dealt directly with the Treasury crisis rather than with business failures, farm mortgage foreclosures, and unemployment. There were also problems with immigration, back then with the Chinese.

Although he was at the time considered a classic liberal Democrat his fiscal policies and actions seem quite conservative by today’s standards. He was also reformer who worked against political corruption, patronage and bossism.

Grover Cleveland is the only president who was married in the White House. While this seems romantic, Cleveland was strongly against suffrage for women.

My continuing Essence Portraits series of the presidents of the USA and soon other notable historical patriots now includes this new portrait of Grover Cleveland. Like all of my Essence Portraits of the presidents, all of the strokes are the original letters of Exodus 10 (The Ten Commandments). The basis for most of the Western world’s democratic laws, including the Constitution and ideas behind it are credited to the universal laws of the commandments.

The portraits include liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. The meanings of my art are inherent in my strokes.

To see more of the new Twenty-first Century art theory of Post Conceptual Essence Portraits (including variations on Lincoln and Washington watch the video below:

Discover how you can commission an Essence Portrait of yourself or a loved on! SEE: http://ungravenimage.com/portraitpaintingcommissions.php
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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art. Download a free copy click: Manifesto of Post Conceptual Art– A Painting’s Meaning is Inherent in its Stroke.
Check out the limited and open edition prints in the estore.
Follow her on Twitter at @judyrey .]

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