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Some of my writings

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN MAY 2012.   I am an artist, which means that I like to create – visually, musically, or verbally… It doesn’t matter. I live my life in order to create, and I get my sense of fulfilment when I am being creative. If I am not being creative, I have a tendency…

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Why Machines Will Never Create Art

Machines can beat humans at chess, but how is that different from creating a work of art? It may be necessary to first define what a work of art is. Merriam-Webster gives the following definition: Art is the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects. The key word…

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Thanksgiving 2016 News Update

In the beginning of November, I went on vacation. Flying into to the Huatulco airport, I first spent a week with family, which culminated in me teaching my 2.5 year old niece to paint. She’s very talented in music and art and has been painting pretty much daily. In Huatulco and the surrounding area, I…

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New Website Launch

You may have noticed this site has been under construction. That’s because it was being redesigned from scratch to make it more user friendly, more responsive on phones and tablets, better organized, and more packed with features…

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An Interview with the Artist

Originally published in Lokkal magazine. Andrew Osta is an international artist born in the Ukraine, raised in Canada, and now living in San Miguel de Allende. He started painting professionally in 2005 and exhibiting his work in galleries in 2006. His work is currently on display at gallery Relox 46, at the Hecho en Mexico…

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I was recently again asked to speak about my friend Toller Cranston, at the Michael Hoppe concert (I will upload the video soon). I actually wrote a speech for this occasion. In case anyone is interested in who Toller was, here are some excerpts from my speech: I believe that if street kids get into…

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