Art 21 L. R. Emerson II: Masg A New Art Movement





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Published on Oct 26, 2009

From the determination to take a concept to its complete fruition, Emerson has realized a lifelong dream though he is admittedly, currently obsessed with the quest for the ultimate composition. So much documentation has since transpired in the aftermath: In 2005 L. R. Emerson IIs Upside-Down Art was introduced to more than fifty major art museums and in excess of 500 galleries throughout the world including The National Gallery, USA, London, Scotland, Australia and Ireland, MOMA in New York City, Musee du Lourve in Paris, The Smithsonian Institute, The Guggenheim Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Secondarily in 2005, Emersons family assisted in the forming of E4 Fine Art. The company produced and registered an accompanying website, e4fineart.com, providing a functional space to share L. R.s upside-down art.

Also, it is significant to mention e4fineart.com has since existed as the worlds largest solo artist site. This website has exceeded company expectations and in 2008, Emerson deeded $1 million dollars worth of the sale and publication rights pertaining to selected recent works.
In 2009, Emerson published The Purple Tree; Art in a Boundless Age and further documented Masgs twenty-five year development and transformation.

Through Emersons graduate study he further documented his artistic dicsoveries such as his pioneering effort in computer aided design and digital manipulation, which has brought about numerous inventions for advanced digital techniques such as his self termed Digigraph process. On an interrelated note, L. R. has pioneered and documented his innovative ceramic method which he named Clayography and published his Pop Not Manifesto, 2009.
Furthermore, Emerson has been pleased to exhibit Masg artwork in prominent contemporary art museums as well as to have created work for celebrities such as Grammy winning songwriter/singer Leon Russell.
Art Critic Nicholas Forrest, contributing writer for Art and Antiques Magazine has written about Emersons Masg work calling it amazing work by an amazing artist and recently internationally acclaimed artist Georg Baselitz publicized that he found Emersons art inspiring.
This is notable not only considering Baselitz refuses to align himself neither with anything nor anyone, but furthermore this is remarkable considering Baselitz own art work has fetched over $1.1 million dollars at auction.
For me Masg has turned a momentous corner over the years. Ive looked to new methods of creation for where to go from here. To date, I have received more than 100 awards from my art, and photography. Moreover, I have literally created over one hundred thousand two-dimensional multidirectional works, which can be rotated for an entirely different visual experience and some are designed to be viewed from four or more directions. My artistic journey has been unusual, exciting and professionally rewarding and I now look to serve the overall public interest of the arts. My direction focuses currently on advocating for unconventional approaches to art making and securing exhibition opportunity for others. (Emerson, 2009)
Is not every idea eternally connected to some previous idea? If not for the hard-pressed, tireless inventive directions other artists purged, then surely no visual thought would venture beyond the conventional framework. For Emerson the aspect of giving in abundance of that which he has received in this life is among his most valued virtues.
This artist sees his mandate, having already received so much from the experiences of making art is resultantly, a determined journey to teach and share his work, art making experiences and artistic perceptions with others.
Older now, coloring outside the lines more often than not, my direction as an artist has evolved ubiquitously to a point at which I finally feel fearless. Fearless in this boundless age: an age in which one can explore art making freely like poetic expression.
I fully accept the turn-about my creative energy has taken. I am no longer worried about perfection or any dominate aesthetic view as in prior days. My passion thrives today because of a rooted desire to shatter glass ceilings. I question the contemporary ideals and pre-conceived notions existing within the historical realm of art making - ones by which the dream of new art movements or new mediums is seemingly an illusion.

I am undoubtedly convinced, within the timeline of art-making, the upside-down Masg art style is an invention warranting the commendation of being called either a new art movement or at minimum a new art style. I dare all artists to violate the integrity of the two-dimensional plane if they should so choose. Emerson 2009


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