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Snowdrifts, Loyal creatures, Silver moonlight: Martynas Pavilonis from Lithuania

Art by Martynas Pavilonis summons the child deep inside us. We can all identify with the longing for deep breaths in the forest, sugary snowdrifts and loyal woodland creatures — the forest is astonishing, there is always mystery unfolding. His artworks are from the heart, renewing and purifying, mulled in melancholy, a young artist who thinks all night about the dilemmas of solitude, coming home, the end of missing someone. Keep these artworks close before you drift deep into the night. His art gets you excited about your own dreams.
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People like you, who delight in solitude.

We’re the first generation lacking solitude but doing solitary tasks on screens. We’re always mediating between loneliness and the urge for solitude. Martynas Pavilonis from Lithuania articulates the delight of solitude in the sweetest way possible! Let them say what they will about “leaving the comfort zone”, sometimes we just want to recharge in a familiar place. Artworks on solitude reminds us to invest time in ourselves and to ask “How am I doing?” once in a while. When the world becomes a hard place to blend in, you’ll find an artist that shares your secret from afar.

“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

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Hard work and great art makes life not so serious.

Nothing will work unless you do! Sometimes the working life feels like a stupor, an exhaustive routine that stalls us in the middle of the road. Artists on Stew articulate the toils and frustrations of working life in lighthearted ways, they take a stand against dullness. Their work reminds us that it takes a little extra bit of patience, perseverance and intellect to be unbeatable, to drive further. Nothing worthwhile has ever been easy. Art inspires us to find a job that requires all of our mind’s capacity. Work is a way of pursuing our values. Art encourages us to reevaluate the notion of success and inspires us to lead a more balanced, brighter life.

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Wildness calling…

35,000 years after the first cave paintings, humans still show the same level of awe and respect for the wild. In a new age of diluted attentions and disposable novelties, the infinite efflorescence of nature becomes ever so enthralling. Young artists on Stew capture the extraordinary power, grace and spirit of animals. With an utterly contemporary twist, their work is moving, eccentric and inventive. A bit of wildness is the perfect antidote to the stresses and competitions of city life. Art about the wild is a necessary building block for an inspired life.

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We shape our rooms; therefore they shape us.

Artists love depicting interior scenes because rooms are landscapes for emotion, journals of how we live today and echos of memory. It’s the shadows, empty spaces and miscellaneous furniture that are most intriguing. Sarah Schneider’s interior scenes capture the uncanny sensation of familiar rooms, the intrusion of mystery and beauty in spaces late at night. Alba Blázquez and Tim Furey carve out quirky tales of our modern reality. Their art urges us to reflect on our surroundings to see how they shape us and how we shape them. (more…)

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What animates you?

We all get cranky, worried and depleted from the unconscious competitions of daily life…but we don’t have to dwell on it! Being in the presence of art instantly perks you up. We feel uplifted in the presence of beautiful, cerebral, human things. Art reminds us to be more resilient, humble, compassionate. Browse art that’s quirky and high spirited to restore and re-energize. Art connects us intellectually and even more importantly, intuitively.

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