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June 1, 2012
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Mar 22, 2013, 2:40:02 PM
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Solar broadcast [Transition] by ReV-Ryan Solar broadcast [Transition] by ReV-Ryan

-Medium-Oil on canvas

-Dimensions- 60 x 48 [ 1.5 in. ]

-Weight- 7.5 lbs

-Year painted-2012

-Artist-Ryan Demaree

-Description- This is my tribute to the 2012 Venus transit across the sun.

The rarity of such an event, when a planet such as Mercury or Venus transits between the earth and the sun with all the beauty in the event itself and the science behind it this is a hugely powerful happening.

-From a Scientific perspective

This transit gives us insight to finding exo-planets around other stars as well as continues to prove Copernicus and his theory as genius. We live in a very large universe as a planet in a solar system in a galaxy. We rotate around a host star and this transit makes this more evident and it increases our insight into detection of exo-planets transitting across other stars.

-From an artistic/ philosophical point of view

This painting first and foreost is depicting this rare and scientifically/ aesthetically beautiful event, the transit of a planet across a star.

Beyond that, I again use apes as my figures, no ape in particular, just "ape-like" beings in "human-like roles" in the picture. This picture is infused with space and television/broadcast based themes with the video screens displaying "LIVE" as well as the cameras.

The reason for both is that this is obviously a space event and this is a scene, a setup broadcast as all of my recent pictures have been.

Man is an ape and the world he lives in is a set.

Reality is bendable and Man is just an animal.

As for the corpse in the chair within the transparent shape, the UFO in the sky and the mechanichal apeman/orange arangutan color

These are my own personal touches.

This entire painting was inspired by my visit to Canada with my GF in may 2012 as I was listening to her and her Spanish band "Maga Negra" practice and i just started sketching this.

The arangutan/ mechanical ape is a shaman, a symbol of somewhat of a leader or idol. although not real, much like many of the characters in "The Truman Show" which has always been a huge inspiration to me.

The UFO is a personal thing fr me that I witnessed with my girlfriend while in Canada. To this day I cannot identify what it was and I am an avid stargazer with quite a bit of stargazing and large telescope use under my belt. Its in the upper right corner as a reddish/ brown color. It looked exactly like that.

The corpse in the chair is an example of time travel of some sort, im not entirely sure why I felt compelled to add this, but it fits in some strange way that I havent even quite figured out.

The corelation between the transit and all of this is that life/ reality isnt as black and white/ straight forward as it appears. Without telescopes we would detect no transit, without innovative thinking we would not relate the transit to exo-planet research

"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars"- Vincent Van Gogh

We are all apes living on a permanent ever-changing set.
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sillypots Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great reason to paint.
Igotsomepopsickles Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
miha9000 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives…
chesya Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
At last some 'real' surrealism. Normally unrelated subjects and objects vying for meaning in a disjointed world.
ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This painting goes deep. So much personal meaning in this painting for me.

Thanks for the comment
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).

Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).

ReV-Ryan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks alot buddddddddddddddddyyy!!!
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A real pleasure dear friend! :iconmybestfriendplz:
ghostexist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
featured: [link] :sun:
d3fect Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
This is such an intensive and powerfull work with a lot of atmosphere. I love the sense of activity in this piece.
The technique you've used for this is great, giving it all a very special style. This exactly how surreal art have to look like!
Keep it up
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