|"Animus Firewaters, Essence of Light"|
This is my most recent work, the only other digital piece I've composed in a while...I look into this portal as an avenue towards greater creative heights and undiscovered territory, ripe with potential...
The artwork of Æres is the by-product of the internal communication with his sub and unconscious. It serves as windows to the soul and true self by being active messages from this portion of consciousness that speak as Yantras; upon gazing one can be stirred and find meaning which was being communicated to him by his unconscious at the very moment of tapping in and visual translation.|
Æres began creating his yantra-like work back in 2005 during a particularly introspective and dark phase of his life that left him submerged in soul searching. Practicing intense meditation, he learned to utilize the creative process as another avenue for gleaning information on the true nature of the soul.
Visionary states of consciousness, spontaneous gnosis and trance, the nuances of life and their depths, chi gong, martial arts, yoga, and the esoteric lore of the world are a few of the primary things that influence and serve as a driving force behind Æres' artwork. Æres has also had the privilege of working with Alex and Allyson Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors when it was in New York City, from 2006 to 2009, and has been heavily influenced by the energy and technique of the two masters and their sacred space. He produces his work with the intent that his art will prove useful to all who interact, as snap-shot termas.
Æres is currently traveling abroad in Peru, and works with a variety of both traditional and digital media with a slight preference for the digital, and has breached into the sphere of video art work as well. He now spends his days working on his digital and traditional artwork while offering his Mind Altering Video Jockeying services to venues and rock bands, and assisting with the teacher training courses at the World Shamanic Yoga Institute's center in Cusco. Preferring to be active in his efforts to raise the vibrations of the inner city and it's plentiful denizens with the magic of collaboration, he endeavors to get his work interacting with the world on a higher basis.
As of late he has been an active member of the Energy Art Movement and has been partaking in their global group shows since 2010, the last show being "Energy Spectrum" at the Meridian Museum of Art.
Examples of Æres' video artwork and collaborative projects can be viewed here: