“We write not because we want to, but because we have to…” W. Somerset Maugham
Guest Post by Papuna – Painter/Artist – Seattle WA
The hardest thing for human brain seems to be thinking “outside of the box”, and yet change is the cornerstone of life and all of nature. Fortunately another cornerstone is the contradiction. I just try to learn as much as I can about reality, discover more layers of our universe, since those layers get infinitely complex, like Mandelbrot Set describes it, “more we learn the less we know” proves right at every stage. Art like knowledge needs to be regarded as an end in itself, only then it’s real. It’s the journey that matters not the destination.
I think everyone has a natural talent for something, and in life happiness comes from trying to find that something and do it. I saw this quote on the wall somewhere, “we write not because we want to, but because we have to…” and same applies to my art, every piece started out as an image in my mind begging to come out somehow.
Papuna Bersenadze is originally from the country Georgia. He’s been living in Seattle area for almost eight years now, and finds writing about himself in third person rather strange. I’ve been painting since fall of 2008, no grand story there, just felt like oil paint one evening in Ellensburg, so I went out and got some and in a few months my first painting was born. I don’t have any official art education/training, I just do what feels right and that encompasses my method.
Since I’ve been painting… I like oil the most, but somewhat recently I’ve started to use acrylics more and more, because of the drying time… I still love the smell of oil paint, but it’s hard to stand the waiting for weeks for them to dry. But the oil paintings have their own allure somehow, and because of the time they take, each one is a bit more significant…
Photos of Paintings by Papuna Bersenadze © (Copyright) – Painter/Artist – Seattle WA