Two new releases by Postered Chromatic Poetics creator Aberjhani made their debut on Pixels.com and at Fine Art America as part of May's ELEMENTAL Month celebration, a third work of art posted June 14, and three more are scheduled for release June 18. The new releases along with the artist's entire online catalogue are now offered at 25% off with the use of Discount Code EXLTBU until July, 4, 2018, as part the Summer 2018 "Blossoms of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution" event.
The event takes its name, "Blossoms of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution," from one of the new works slated for release June 18. The works released in May plus previews of those scheduled to go on sale next week show the author-poet-artist moving in some new directions with visual explorations of night-time urbanscapes, family life, and possibly most surprisingly a trio of abstract works.
Breaking New Creative Ground
The page description for the digital painting titled "Flowers and Wings for Her Tears and Years" states that it is a homage to caregivers. On his Facebook profile, the artist shared that the image was "modeled after a series of pictures taken by my friend, photographer and catalyst-counselor John Zeuli, an uncommonly beautiful soul who did me the honor of photographing me for a gallery of works featuring fellow poet Coleman Barks (celebrated foremost interpreter of works by Jalal al-Din Rumi) and others."
His night-time urbanscape, titled "Moon on Fire over Downtown Savannah" represents a departure from previous depictions of the historic city while further verifying the uncanny mystique that draws millions of tourists to it every year. (The current National Beta Club Convention being held in Savannah is only one example.)
Art and the Quest for Social Justice
The mixed media digital painting "Of Time and the Savannah River Bridge" is an obvious type of departure in terms of the style employed. But it also shows the artist expanding his public commentary via art –as he did with the popular print “Savannah River Bridge the Morning After Hurricane Matthew No. 2”--on the controversial name of the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge. The text for his collection of bridge images reads as follows:
"There is no ignoring the many social justice calls for renaming the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge so its nomenclature better reflects our changing more inclusive modern times. A lot of dedicated mindful people are working hard to make that happen. But that doesn't mean we have to wait to celebrate the aesthetic triumph and majestic beauty of the bridge itself."
Other than the image after which the summer 2018 event has been named, the new trio of abstract canvases has not been made available for previews. The artist, however, proposed, "To me they're like painted prayers offered on behalf of all those millions of people in the world today so desperately on the run from one country to another, or one history to another, trying to save their own lives and the lives of people they love. I’m also reminded of the too-many victims of gun violence in schools and homes. Our fellow human beings endure so much horror and yet through their faith and courage and sometimes triumphs, they gift us with amazing inspiring beauty."
A number of the new images already unveiled have featured on the front pages of several groups at Fine Art America, including: Beauty in Art, Contemporary, Social Justice Awareness and Unity, and Digital Art.
--Bright Skylark Press Release
The Gift of Human Unity Art Sale sponsored by Bright Skylark Literary Productions kicked off November 1, 2017, and will run until January 7, 2018, as a tribute to the many members of diverse global communities working to encourage the adoption of nonviolent solutions to various forms of conflict.
To take advantage of this opportunity, simply enter the discount code MEKCFJ to receive 40% off when purchasing any Postered Chromatic Poetics artwork by Aberjhani at Fine Art America, whether listed under the brand’s name or that of the artist. These include everything from: fleece blankets framed prints, wood prints, and greeting cards to T-shirts, coffee cups, phone cases, and items for the home, like decorative throw pillows.
Stories about Our Better Nature
Throughout the event, the Postered Chromatic Poetics Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ChromaticPoetics/) will feature links to stories about communities promoting unity and striving to overcome volatile conditions through communication and creativity.
In addition, a percentage of sales in the Chromatic Poetics series have been pledged to the humanitarian organization Charter for Compassion since the opening of the art store earlier this year. These images are: “Glowing Bird of Midnight Love,” “How to Hear Each Other,” and “Love is the Music.”
Why This Event Now
Many of the top news headlines from the year 2017––like the one describing the deadly truck attack massacre in Manhattan, New York City, October 31––deal with destructive conflicts and make it easy to believe such things as Love, Compassion, and Beauty no longer exist in the world. They do, and have been known to make a positive healing difference in how people treat each other.
Although the time-frame does include several major holidays––Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s among them–– the event is more about employing the transformative energies of grace and harmonious beauty to reverse the destructive patterns of chaos and divisiveness which have defined so much of the modern era.
The images showcased in the Postered Chromatic Poetics online galleries are particularly suitable for an event like the Gift of Human Unity Art Sale because of the their strong blend of social awareness and political consciousness combined with creative appeal and universal spiritual values. Images such as Talmadge Bridge Number 2 have already demonstrated their value in the worldwide movements for social justice and equality.
Please note that the regular base price of the Postered Chromatic Poetics artwork is subject to increasing after the Gift of Human Unity event ends on January 7, 2018 so you are encouraged to take advantage of it before that time.
Official Postered Chromatic Poetic Artwork Now Available at FAA and Charter for Compassion Marketplace
Social media users and organization strategists who have long expressed appreciation of creative visual art combined with texts by Aberjhani can now purchase a wide range of items featuring both visual and literary creations by the author-artist at Fine Art America and the Charter for Compassion Marketplace.
Aberjhani first experimented with abstract poster art as a visual platform for poetry several years ago. The new Official Postered Chromatic Poetics outlet includes selections of fine-art styled images, photography, and digital art which may be customized for different items. Among the choice art gifts to which designs may be applied are: tote bags, towels, duvet covers, apparel, iPhone cases, Galaxy phone cases, and shower curtains.
The author-poet's work with different artists is well-known so the move to create a line of gift art items surprised many. In a blog on LinkedIn, he pointed out that, "In more recent times, the construction of visual images using photography, self-styled digital chromatics, poetry, collage, and found objects has insisted on sharing equal time and energy with literary endeavors."
Awarded with Early Recognition
In less than a month since the opening of Postered Chromatic Poetics at Fine Art America, half a dozen groups have elected to feature different works by him. The groups include: Art District, Contemporary, Your Very Best Photography, Diversity and Social Justice, The Black Artists Guild, and USA Photographers.
"Seeing my visual art featured along with that of professionals who have worked at this far longer than I truly is an unexpected honor," said Aberjhani, "and I'm grateful for it."
He added, "I also welcome the opportunity to donate part of the proceeds from the sales of images featured at the Charter for Compassion Marketplace to the organization. Helping increase our capacity for exercising greater compassion towards each other may be one of the most useful things any of us can do during these scary violent times."
The images embedded below (like the ones above also) are some of the ones either currently featured by different groups or recently have been featured. At present, prices are considered introductory and subject to possible increase in the future: