Thursday, August 23, 2012


Is a documentary by the controversial American painter/ writer/ performance artist Steven Johnson Leyba Defying the world's Post Modern premise that "everything is art" he not only dares to ask, "What is Art?, but he asks "What is TRUE ART?"

Scientist Howard Bloom (Lucifer Principle, Global Brain) says in the film,
"The first two rules of art and science; The truth at a...
ny price including the price of your life and look at things right under your nose as if you've never seen them before, then proceed from there."

The filmmaker Steven Johnson Leyba says,
"It's important for everyone to specifically state what art is because if "everything is art" then NOTHING is art. Even if when it comes down to one persons opinion or it contradicts others opinions or defies the "official" acceptable definition of what we are taught to always believe. Keep in mind that if someone says "THIS IS ART" and passionately says why it is it sparks others to do the same or to get upset about it. This is what art used to do, but now post-political correct speech all people ESPECIALLY artists are afraid to say what art is and to speak of what they are passionate about. I've lost many friends over this. The critics, money people, museums and art schools have dictated long enough what ART is. Now it's time for TRUE artists to take it back!"

While most argue no one can ever define art much less TRUE ART Leyba does just that. In the process, much to the disdain of others he creates a TRUE ART list and says TRUE ART can be mathematically measured (Golden Mean).

Awareness (mindfulness)
Authenticity (genuine)
Unique Markings

— with Leslie Leyba, Stephen Kasner, Unspeakable Movie and 31 othersLeslie Leyba, Stephen Kasner, Unspeakable Movie, Barron Storey, Misty Gamble, Mark Bode, Maya Sinstress, Joel Butler, Katherine Copenhaver, Uglyartdolls Uglyshyla, Ugly Shyla, Steve Hapy, LaRain Ring, Howard Bloom, DeCoy Gallerina, Jeff A. Johnson, Marly Preston, Rik Garrett, Eric Cash, Eric Freeman, Pfirsich Malakatones, Jason Wade, Khristina D. Smith, Warsoldier Artworks, Meaghan Elizabeth Woodsworth, Sebastian G. Hyde, Kevin Evans, Nina Arlene, David Lamignan Larsen, Daniel Akzinor, Nnyxin Day, Melissa Hawrysz, Maggie E Copher and Raymond Lafferty.

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