Domain: Toronto, Canada
I truly am “je suis Canadien seulement”. I very much view art and being an artist as a calling. The true core of the practice goes right back to the basic element of creation.
Wisdom Through Iconography
Being inspired by art and artists is too numerous to count for me. From Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Matisse to Andy Warhol – all artists have a message and more importantly are part of the creation of beauty in our culture where everyone can be inspired and slow down and take a greater understanding of the creative process and how we are inspired by beauty.
Gazing Through The Lens
I am driven by astrology as a way to find a greater understanding of one. I am born in the year of the Dragon in 1988 and I do western astro-profiling as well. A great lesson I have learned from my chart is the motivation I have towards creation. Hence the name “Draconiushunger”. Also, my paintings are all signed “Count B.” This actually stands for Count Basilsky, which came from a previous lover who had a connection to the old name based around Kiev. The family had a birth rite to the Russian nobility. He granted me the title of Count of Vasil’ kiv. The Family name was Bazilsky – an older Ukranian-Russian name. I find that “Count B” pays homage to a powerful connection of my past Andrei Bazilsky Brennan. It is a dead title and and has never been verified, but I keep it as an affectionate memory from my past.
I love to be a creator. I strive to be a creator of beauty and the onlooker of obscure aspects of nature both in the man-made and natural environments.
“Creativity takes courage,” said Henry Matisse once.
Gems of Purpose and Intention
The purpose of my life is to inspire people about life from my paintings. It may be a concept at play in my paintings and it might be as simple as making people realize the treasures in life through nostalgia of pop art, the motivator of political art and the intrigue of the abstract. If you are looking for a specific style of art contact me and let’s see what is possible. To understand a little more about me I take a quote that sums up my approach completely: “Art is what we call…the thing an artist does.”
A Dragon’s Heart
It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.
“Art is not in the …eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist,” proclaimed Seth Godin.