The Painting Geoiconics - an Artistic Science of the Earth
Author(s): Ionko Stoyanov
Subject(s): Visual Arts
Published by: New Bulgarian University
Article presents a new, hybrid approach to the artistic and scientific creative work, called “painting geoiconics”. It is a sort of informal practice in art, claimed by the contemporary artist as a model for putting ahead an actual research problem and at the same time being a bridge to the art about nature. “The painting geoiconics” was presented by the author for the first time in 2004 in Canada. Yonko Stoyanov defines it as a painting science about the earth – geological scientific knowledge recreated by means of painting. The article gives a comment on today’s artistic practices from different points of view – of aesthetics, philosophy and cultural studies – and emphasizes on the necessity of new approaches towards development of visions, stimulating the advancement of thought. It renders a cognitive model in the form of a complex artistic and scientific project entitled “Geological pulse”. The results of the investigation within the project display the important meaning of the changing natural peculiarities for the cultures on the world map. In his artistic practice the author demonstrates and expresses the scientific assertion of the influence of natural phenomena upon the modulation of creative processes.