I love blending structure with flow. I love aesthetics. I love brands that get it. I love traveling. So far, I have been inspired by 20 different countries and express what I saw inside my art. I have been to ancient Rome, modern Tokyo and seemingly went back in time as I traversed deep inside the Ecuadorian rainforest and things. Simplicity inspires me; from the modern building structure and angles depicting modern man’s version of perfection, to the way nature effortlessly blends the true definition of perfection…imperfection. Those aspects are inspiration to create Subliminal Story Art with deep meaning, similar to the beauty of the depth that lies deep underneath each of our lives. What is Subliminal Story Art?
My Mom would take me to art classes and I would get ideas at art classes and then go home and try and duplicate. I LOVED art. As a little boy, my Grandma (“Gram”) used to call me “Marky.” Marky loved doing anything art related.
I got into advertising and LOVED the branding aspect of advertising, friends would roll their eyes when I would start talking about the latest logo of a favorite brand. I couldn’t get away from design, aesthetics, colors…art, I just love it.
When I left advertising after a huge shift in perspective, I launched a business to help share more Life Balance strategies. I cried on the way there as I was so excited to do something with meaning. We didn’t make money at it with the room costs but something about creating was powerful.
When I first started my business, something beckoned and I reconnected to art. I painted my first painting in October 2011. It was scary to share that first painting. When I did, the person I shared it with was encouraging. At times, I would paint as a release, I kept practicing, it would take almost another decade to really pick it up again.
During the quarantine in early March, after I went and bought enough groceries for 6 weeks, I bought enough canvases to ensure I could do something with my inspiration.
I was interviewed about my business, and while I love what I do, I was asked more about my art and go grab one of the pieces I had just completed “Sunset through the clouds” – Watch the Secret Sauce Society Interview
As a Subliminal Story Artist, I start off my work with the story underneath and allow the words underneath to inform the abstract art piece. I have no idea what each work is going to look like in the end. Each piece has a deeper meaning hidden in my paintings. sometimes it takes one treatment, other times more.
I love sharing my art with others. Thank you for supporting the arts and allowing me to share my subliminal story art.
On Instagram, follow my inspiration at @markjamnik and follow my art at @subliminalstoryart