Skip to comments.Dali meets Matisse on the streets of Manhattan
Posted on 10/21/2010 8:15:25 AM PDT by DBCJR
What do Dali, Matisse, and the streets of Manhattan have in common? Their cross section is embodied by the artist Peter Zonis, a surprising talent showcasing in a surprising venue, the subject of his art. To say he and his art are one, while being cliche', does seem to fit. Zonis' art is a perspective on the streets where he peddles his work.
To be sure, the venue for display is intentional, not relegated. Among Zonis' following are Dustin Hoffman, Larry King, Robin Williams, Rudy Giuliani, Tony Bennett, Michael J. Fox, and the list goes on and on.
Zonis' myriad stream of inspiration may well have developed a new genre. As Lady Gaga becomes what she sings, Zonis' art becomes part of the urban-scape it captures. The frame is a window through which the viewer sees Zonis' perspective on those very streets.
The Matisse color and brush stroke, the Dali-esque use of perspective, and an overall cartoonish motif depict a distortion of reality that may be arguably more real than a photo from a camera. To say the least, Zonis' work is fun. It begs us not take life, even urban life, so seriously.
I walked away from Zonis' street-side display thinking about how relationship with Jesus changed my perspective on reality, how I view the world. He messed up all my sense of how important things are and gave me a new set of values. He added color to my world and He made it more fun. As I walk through this world, frame by frame, He has made it more interesting.
Here's the thing. The Lord not only did that in the world around us, that perspective change is a result of the work He did in us.
Ephesians 2:10 "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus..."
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