Eric Kelly Museum Releases New Book on Artist Complete with Future Works!

November 5, 2019

•This is not just another book about Art and expression. It’s a book about art created and conceived by one of the 20th century’s brilliant art makers: the very heart and soul of the mind of a skilled creative.  Alternatively, to put it another way, until we experience art in it rawest form without borders, we are not really seeing art at all. In Human Landscapes, author Eric Kelly III take us on a virtual tour through the world of abstract and expressive art. He share lessons that will engage collectors, but more important, allow them to see their art interpretation of his work change right before their eyes. When that happens, collectors sense art—some for the first time—that they truly are collectors.

 

•There is a word for that feeling: success. In the thousands of art workshops and exhibition, I have conducted and curated, the question I have most often asked collectors is this: What is the most challenging part of collecting art? Almost to a collector they say collecting a new piece of art from an artist with pure heart of dedicated attention.   In addition, collecting is a life style, for collecting is an art.  Consider why collectors collect: to clarify an inner meaning of joy, to enjoy an artist voice, or to be touch at their heart by art that moves their very soul.  Such collectors demand insight and narratives—and these are not simple things a collector get when viewing an artist work for the first time.  That is precisely where this book comes in. It is an explanation of the collection of abstract expressive art by Eric Kelly III, yes— the art narratives in this book is designed to build an understanding of his marvelous work.

• Anyone can toss together a random collection of art. However, art that take collectors deep inside their own feelings and help them understand how an artist work is made is rare. That is what makes this carefully selected collection so special; it pays homage to the true nature of an artist heart by giving collectors art to see with new eyes—more as an editor might see it. You can bet that any genuinely thoughtful book on art captures my attention.  After all, I have been working with artist since the mid-1980s, way back when Ernie Barnes, Romear Bearden, Charles White extraordinary art was developed and sold to the marketplace. Though my original focus was on art and style assessment, it became apparent almost overnight that the real purpose of this groundbreaking work was to influence collectors of its value. Abstract and expressive art in this book lays the groundwork for Eric’s art by showing collectors what makes this collections work important. 

•Now, with a fresh perspective, of Eric’s art we can directly and clearly see the specific meaning of his work. In addition, those links make the purpose behind every masterpiece clear.  This manuscript helps collectors understand his works with clarity, fluency, voice, detail, idea development—and much more.  As you page through this book, here are just a few of the things you will notice—and love: First, these painting make portraiture fun. This is no small achievement, because as anyone who has ever collected art will tell you, many of us dread boring or uninspiring work.  It just feels so . . . heavy, tedious, endless, and dull. Like relocating pyramids. 

 

•As the author, remind us, to reach his art solutions we need to realize what a human landscape is and see the work from that point of view.  We need to remind collectors that art as a love begins with sharing the artist outlook, his personal vision of what fells right and which do not.  When collectors feel that kind of power, art is no longer a mindless chore, its gamesmanship, choreography, it is timeless—and the options are exciting.  You will also notice a strong emphasis on bold lines, emotions, expression, abstraction and bold colors. I applaud this book with my whole being. 

•Think about this, each time we collect art, we need to picture someone missing a grand opportunity to purchase a piece of an artist legacy, and ask will this make sense to the artist journey.  Will we fell or hear the artist voice?  As collectors, we do not want to give up searching for that crowning piece for our collection.  We want to get the artist narrative and the meaning just right—so we can connect with that special piece of art made by their powerful hands. Good art shows us how to do this; it is filled with an artist, mighty voice, the strong lines, the brilliant colors and just right endings, and more. Throughout this book, artist Eric Kelly III share his thought provoking wisdom about his own artistic processes. In addition, the author recommend numerous artist to which we can turn to when we want to understand his influencers to his art making.

 

• Though every painting is little different, you will find the prevailing fabric, the painted texture, the context of his art process and his energy woven all through his work. Leaf through this book to rediscover the impact of art making, sharing aloud his voice, as he works with lines and colors, and in his paintings— searching out emotional details, finding that spot where an image or an sensation would open things up for collectors, highlighting portraits that work or clichés that don’t. Every painting packs a dynamic punch. In addition, every painting is designed to fit into the viable, fluid context of art with collectors in mind—because that is how art making is made.  Once an artist knows why he or she is making art—to entertain, to teach, to encourage, to inspire—generalities dissolve like fog in the sun.

• Eric Kelly III once observed, “Some critics will write ‘Eric Kelly III is a natural artist, born from the fabric of America’—which is right.” I love that. It is a wonderful and humorous reminder that art is very hard work—for everyone—and make no mistake: completion of an idea can be the hardest part. However, art is also joyful, rewarding, wondrous, freeing—and terribly important. A book like this matters because it demonstrates to us, along with the world, how to collect something that is both challenging and beneficial.  Thank you, Eric, for sharing so many lessons that can make us all look and feel like “natural artist.”

•"Eric Kelly III has written a must-read primer for anyone considering collecting art…Read this book - and learn from one of the most ingenious artist of our time.

                         " Charles Joyner—Dean of Art and Design North Carolina State University

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