May 17 ZoomMuse
Ramon Kubicek will present selected paintings and discuss the ideas that inspired them at a ZoomMuse Visual Art presentation on Monday 17 May at 12:00 noon PST. Participants are welcome to ask questions and engage with the artist via Zoom.
The Zoom link for ZoomMuse is https://zoom.us/j/99414930537
No password is required. You will enter a Zoom “waiting room” and the host will start admitting the audience 15 minutes beforehand.
The themes of Ramon’s paintings explore the interrelationships of the personal, the social, and the archetypal. One goal of the paintings is to create enough interplay of elements that the viewer keeps discovering new things.
In the video below, Ramon previews his upcoming presentation and discusses four of his paintings:
Ramon Kubicek grew up in Montreal and studied art, creative writing, literature, and film at Concordia University. After a year travelling, he then lived in England for several years where he continued studies in ancient story-telling traditions, Byzantine mosaics and Sufism, and also worked in children’s theatre and gave wine tastings.
Returning to Canada, Ramon settled on the Pacific Coast in Vancouver, and worked in a variety of media, including writing and performance, and taught full-time at the post-secondary level, including Emily Carr University and Langara College. In 1994, he received a Rockefeller FlowFund award for work on art and in particular, healing art with water. He was also co-author of a book on contemporary transformative art, One Source: Sacred Journeys (Markowitz Publishing, 1997). He makes art full time, and now splits his time between the Sunshine Coast B.C., and Montreal, PQ.
Says Ramon, “For me, art is a way of discovery, insight, connectivity, and healing through the creation of beauty. A way also of releasing the creative spirit in others. When a viewer connects with a painting, a door opens within to something boundless, free, and joyful. Art-making is also about a search for the Truth, however it manifests to the individual, and that journey can lead to places of darkness. As poets like Keats and Rilke observed, beauty and truth demand courage, but they also develop courage.”
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