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Saturday Spotlight: Volume 005

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 4:53 AM
An Interview with-

> Please introduce yourself, in your own words. What are your interests?
Well; my name is Hooman, 27. That is all I am. Interests? Basically everything.

> Where did you begin with artistic endeavours? How did you come across Abstraction or Surrealism?
I'm not quite sure where I started, but lately it has come to my attention that most of the things I do (not just in photography) in one way or another ends in abstraction or surrealism.

> How would you explain the concept of Abstraction or Surrealism to someone with no experience with the genre?
Oh, tough one. I won't. I'm not very good with words, and art goes beyond them.

> What inspires you to use Abstraction or Surrealism in your work?
I don't consciously plan to use abstraction and surrealism in my work, but it gets that way somehow.

> What do you want to express with your artwork? What is the idea you're trying to put across?
The idea, I think, is to have absolutely nothing to show off; a bleakness. Or, if anything, an expression of unseen things or things that don't get a lot of attention with less intervention.

> What are your 'tools of the trade'? How do you create your art?
I use a Canon EOS 1000D and a 7D, with 18-55 3.5-5.6 & 50mm 1.8 II lenses. I also make use of Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and a little plug-in called Perfect Photo Suite for processing. I do the basic adjustments in Lightroom, export it and transfer it into Photoshop, and then usually apply blurred layers; textures if needed; and more detailed work if required.

> Do you think the quality of a piece depends more upon technical perfection, or the message contained therein?
The message, if any is present.

> Who are your favourite visual artists, and why?
I don't have a favourite one; I like some work from many artists from time to time.

> Which dA Groups would you recommend to someone looking to get involved with abstract and surreal art?
I have no idea; groups are not something I am very involved with.

> What advice would you give to an absolute beginner in the genre?

> Any final words on abstract and surreal art?
As with the first question, words wouldn't do.

> In conclusion, pick nine works from your Favourites that you particularly enjoy.

diary of absence by PsycheAnamnesis :thumb340270636: :thumb339627450:
A gentle breeze by vbagiatis SHOW ME THE MEANING OF BEING LONELY by puken :thumb340738489:
___\ ii /___ by y5y6 -|||-\\--|/- by y5y6 18. September 2011 by Filterkaffee

Thank-you Hamish-Frost.

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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my favourite surreal artists on dA. No one can show the beauty of bleakness better. :nod:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Photographer
I agree; some of their work has a remarkable depth of melancholic aesthetic.
crh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great feature, great artists! thanks for putting the spotlight on him!
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Hooman and his work, ROCKS...great feature. Its nice to see the limelight shone in his direction :thumbsup:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Agreed! Thank-you for taking the time to look.
Trippy4U Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Most welcome :peace:
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclop0: Great ! :) :iconcip15:
arctoa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
lexxii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclop0: Welcome :)
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