"Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art"
Hello and welcome to AyzARTia, a land full of art, where knowledge meets imagination!
I am Ayza-Andriana Churina, a professional visual and performing artist, who created AyzARTia! to teach the arts in a fun and relaxed way while still being on a technical side of it. My teaching career began 15 years ago working with kids and adults of all ages. There are many benefits that one can experience by studying the arts, and I post this information in my blog.
AyzARTia! is a small and very young company that specializes in teaching the arts to all ages, as well as selling fine art, wearable art, souvenirs, and handmade jewelry. Future goals include expanding the company and staff into an Art School Gallery with a permanent location that can cover most of the arts such as visual and performing arts (art, dance, and theater/film) under one roof.
About the Artist
As an artist, my goal is to create awareness among people who struggle with their life choices and have them see the world from a different perspective. Through my art, I want to help them to open up their minds and connect with their subconscious that will help them understand themselves and others better in order to make this world a better place to live in. My art is supposed to make you question things instead of accepting them as they are, to connect pieces together on a psychological level, and to come up with different explanations and meanings that are relevant to each viewer.
It's not a secret we go through many different stages of life, each carries a new set of problems. Sometimes we get stuck and go in circles instead of moving up the level. When we get stuck, we feel unhappy, as something is holding us down and prevents us to fulfill our purpose in life. My art is supposed to be a reminder or sometimes an "eye opener" that will help people to go deep within themselves to seek the answers that will make their life easier and happier. As Mae West once said: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
“Surrealism has the potential to change our customary images of the world… Its pictures suck us into worlds that are distorted compared to the one we know. In this way, surrealism opens our eyes to the possibility that things can be different”, says Camilla Paldam - PhD. Assistant Professor in Art History at Aarhus University, who has just published ‘Surrealistiske Collager (Surrealistic Collages)’, a study of surrealism.
Artists like Salvador Dali, Max Ernst and René Magritte believed that surrealism could bring people in connection with ‘the subconscious’, and based on my personal experience, it is absolutely true. I paint thoughts and emotions without thoroughly and consciously planning my pieces. It is only after I finish each painting, I can start reading into it and make sense of what my subconscious was trying to tell me.
My inspiration came from Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, who believed that the subconscious tells us deep-seated truths about ourselves; when we recognize these truths we change our view of reality.
My art is not for everyone however, if you change your mindset and see it as a collage, in which elements from different contexts are put together in new ways that should be understood metaphorically, you might experience new thoughts and feel these emotions. As Paldam says: “To a child, ‘a spoon’ can be many things… An adult would simply see ‘a spoon’. In their collages the surrealists show that the things that surround us can be completely different. If you as an observer realize that, your world has changed”.