"Most of the young men of talent whom I have met in this country give one the impression of being somewhat demented.
They roam about in our midst like anonymous messengers from another planet"
"Dobry is a Renaissance
man of the 21st Century!"
- Ed Paschke
En La Lona
Dobry's work on
Lorenzo Meyer RIP
20 lbs, 3 Mos. old
50 lbs, 5 Mos. old
Stosh, 9 months old
Stosh, 1 yr. old, 90 lbs.
Stosh - 3 yrs. old
'Binx', photo by Gary Dobry
Picasso, according to
De Zayas (quoted in Dore Ashton's, A Selection of Views), said that Art is "not
truth". Picasso said if he "pursued a truth on his canvas, he could paint a
"hundred canvases with this same truth. Which one, then, is the truth? And what is
truth - the thing that acts as my model, or what I am painting? No, it's like everything
else, Truth does not exist".
'Binx', Photo by Gary Dobry
'True Love Ways', 14" X 18", acrylic & lipstick on canvas, Gary Dobry & Brenda Venus
In the Lipstick Paintings, the model expresses herself, on the canvas. She marks the canvas with her painted lips. She is the exhibitionist. She moves on the canvas as naturally as clouds rolling across sky. The artist is the voyeur. This artist/model, voyeur/exhibitionst, relationship is as natural as sun and rain. The voyeur takes in the exhibitionist. His indigestion results in ectasy. The artist takes in the model the same way, his indigestion results in art! In truth! After all, what does one do after one breathes in? One breathes out! This is the nature of things. "Art works like Nature does".
To be God-like on canvas is to be telling the truth as God/Nature tells it; to create as God creates. Art must be addressed in philosophical terms because Art is philosophical. The Artist must live life as truthfully as those clouds rolling across the sky or a newspaper being blown across the grass. For every 'yes' there is a 'no', for every 'up', a 'down', for every 'exhibitionist', there is a 'voyeur' and for every 'artist', there is a 'model'. No two snowflakes are the same and each model is a snowflake, each painting is a snowflake. When we tell the truth, we get closer to God. We are then, one with Nature.