A NEW MASTER (Book Release/January 2016)
by Machyar Kumbang
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This is the first release of my first book, which features gorgeous images on professional gloss paper in hardcover. The book presents my works of art: drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Upon graduating from high school, I knew what I would love to do for rest of my life. I decided to be an artist, which soon led me to receive scholarships to pursue higher education with more complex work of art.
The book doesn’t catalog all that I’ve created, but it gives readers a glimpse of what I have produced and what I am working now. My hope is that readers would find some assurance and to cherish that classical tradition of past masters is still vibrant and vital. The book would be a great addition to one’s personal library—especially for the art teacher and art collector. This release is not intended as a textbook; therefore, lengthy comments on my approach to art and medium and anecdotes are not covered on this edition.
My creations are a means for communication. Through art, I express my vision, and I let my audience and general public absorb and relate to it. I prefer the audience to tell me what they see and how they feel.
For me, success in fine art is in the quality of work. I feel gratified with producing master works while enjoying the process along the way. Above all, though, it is important to live well.
ARTICLE AND CRITIQUE
- A NEOCLASSICAL ARTIST from ACS Magazine of Chicago. My interview with editor, see page 136-147. (pdf)
- ARTIST’S DREAM BECOMES ‘HALF-PARADISE’ from the Washington Post
- DREAM AND WORK IN PROGRESS from the Jakarta Post
- ARTIST AND BUSINESS from Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. (pdf)
- A DISCIPLINED APPROACH from élan Magazine of Virginia. (pdf)