Kamiblue is entirely self-taught painter/poet. Born in a small town in NJ, orphaned at an early age. His mother died when he was 8, and his father about a decade after. He began by painting women artists who died tragically but ran out..
He had absolutely no artistic training and refused to look at how-to videos as he "was interested in pursuing his own style." Besides, for him, it came naturally...like breathing...his earliest memories date back to producing art.
Prior to his fine art career, he did Graphic Design for most of the largest companies in Silicon Valley and the world. He is no longer doing design work, including websites.)
"It is my intention to produce the Stendhal syndrome in my viewers, and I’ve been heavily influenced by the Parisian Hashischins.
'I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Florence, close to the great men whose tombs I had seen. Absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty . . . I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations . . . Everything spoke so vividly to my soul. ...'
As Dostoevsky wrote, “Beauty will save the world.” Enjoy!"
Kamiblue has been described as a neo-Fauvist (Wild Beast) and indeed he was most inspired by many works he had the luxury of seeing in Paris..Starting with the sublime colorism of Delacroix and the influence of the members of the Club des Hashischins to works belonging to Symbolism, Expressionism, Fauvism and Orphism all filtered through a modern Romanticism. He dislikes most contemporary art particularly conceptual art, minimalism and hyper-realism, but is 100% contemporary (or slightly ahead).
"Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep.
I am very depressed and deeply disgusted with painting. It is really a continual torture.
I’m never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel.
No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself to finish paintings which do not satisfy me and seem to please so very few others
I despise the opinion of the press and the so-called critics.
My life has been nothing but a failure."