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Featured Artist      
Devakrishna Marco Giollo      

"I am using recycling materials, plaster, mix media and strong colors on canvas.

I collect waste materials around the house and mix it with old jewelry, embroidery and handmade beadworks I buy at local markets on my travels to Asia.

With that I let go and create interesting free floating compositions of forms and colors.

My message is how to transform ugliness into beauty, darkness into light ... some sort of alchemy.
Symbolically outwardly - is a recycle message, an eco-statement: Use waste more creatively to make this planet a beautiful place.

Inwardly and - very importantly - it is about transforming our inner selves, the gross negative emotions into their essential qualities, trough awareness and meditation.

I just love to do that ... perfect imperfections ... beautiful and uplifting creations ... light, clean and crisp atmospheres" Devakrishna M. Giollo

One day he heard Osho say:
"There are two types of creators in the world:
one type of creator works with objects - a poet, a painter, they work with objects, they create things;
the other type of creator, the mystic, creates himself, he works with the subject; he works on himself, his own being. And he is the real creator, the real poet, because he makes himself into a masterpiece.

Art can be divided into two parts.
Ninety-nine percent of art is subjective art.
Only one percent is objective art.
The ninety-nine percent subjective art has no relationship with meditation.

Only one percent objective art is based on meditation.
The subjective art means you are pouring your subjectivity onto the canvas, your dreams, your imaginations, your fantasies.
It is a projection of your psychology.

The same happens in poetry, in music, in all dimensions of creativity - you are not concerned with the person who is going to see your painting, not concerned what will happen to him when he looks at it; that is not your concern at all.

Your art is simply a kind of vomiting.
It will help you, just the way vomiting helps.
It takes the nausea away, it makes you cleaner, makes you feel healthier.

But you have not considered what is going to happen to the person who is going to see your vomit.
He will become nauseous.
He may start feeling sick".
-- Osho

 In 1982 he started traveling again all over the world, from Oregon to California, from New York to Sydney, and from Singapore to Hong Kong, exhibiting a variety of new styles of work in many countries.
In 2000 he returned to Europe, first to Freiburg, Germany.

In  2003 to Switzerland where he now lives and works in his two ateliers in Schönenbuch (Basel Land) and Magadino (Ticino).

The same year  and 2004 he won 2 times  the second price of the Landfall Art Center recycling art competition in Alberoni, Lido di Venezia, Italy.

Giollo’s art continues to be inspired by Osho’s teaching-more and more concerned with beauty and a peaceful, silent space of meditation. It is this dimension, in stark contrast to the art-worlds’ pretensions of constant ‘novelty’ and ‘meaning’, which he hopes to share. As he himself says;

"For me painting is a meditative act not different from cleaning the dishes or my teeth, working in my garden. When I paint I am totally lost in the act of painting. It is a ’no- mind’ experience. What I am left with afterwards is a canvas that wants to go, wants to make someone or someplace happy. When that happens I feel honored and grateful; I feel I gave a little something, a little beauty to the world."

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