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I give more than my share of interviews this one had some poignant questions that where a bit different....hope you check out  

www.passionhow.com/armin-mersm…


 




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Armin Mersmann
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Midland MI & Remscheid, Germany
Favorite genre of music: Metal, punk, Renaissance, rock and roll
Favorite style of art: abstract
MP3 player of choice: i-Pod
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cindywider Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Dear Armin, I had to stop by and see your latest work; always admiring your great work from afar...Gabriella is truly stunning, so emotionally moving and beautiful! I love how you have created the natural fall and movement of her curls in this artwork. You have created energy and an entire life within itself (in her hair!) Its as though you have chosen this piece as your next challenge after 'The Simplicity of Silence'. The hair is a similar sort of challenge with the incredibly complex negative spaces and positive forms. Wow, simply breath taking. As always, a huge fan. Hugs to you from the UK Cindy
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nimra Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cindy, your right it was very much like 'Simplicity"  you never know when a piece hits like this it happens almost without a real understanding of how it happens, if that makes sense. sometimes the opposite happens as well you put in a lot of time, passion, dreams and yet its ok at best other side of that coin.  thanks again for the good words
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TheRequiem13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
You have a good eye for things how they are. I hope I can learn from you.
Greetings from germany.
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nimra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you and  greeting to Germany
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inormal Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Gabriella is beautiful, armin...well done....you look as if you've lost weight....hope all is well...
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nimra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

yup all is good, lost 80lb weight watchers and working out a lot …feels great! Thank you…J

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donotseeme Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just tried to visit your website mate but i couldn't connect! is it down for maintenance or did you pull the plug on it ? i was going to show your work to a friend.
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
there is, im in process of making a new one..I use Deviant for a website at this time
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thyfangirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your such an inspiration to me. I love you art so much. Cant even put it into words.
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you just did and thank you so much
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twilightsparkle09012 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings help me realize the potential behind a pencil.
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you thats very kind!
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twilightsparkle09012 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^.^
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LoneRBlackWolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is amazing!
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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forlubi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
O...M...G...sooooooo perfect! i wish i could get that far one day, even though i'm just an undergraduate who major in Biology Science .... :(
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:iconnimra:
nimra Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Most of us can do anything we set our sights on, but it takes time and a lot of work..its there if you want it! thank you 
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DasGhul Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   General Artist
Due to repetitive ignorance, your GHUL SHOW has just been CANCELLED.
Have a nice day! :salute:
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
"repetitive ignorance"....nice....time is a factor in my life, i work full time, i draw full time,  and if time allows i do interviews and such.  Sorry i could not stick to your schedule.  Certainly I'm not ignorant but have more important factors in my life that need addressing....sorry if you felt slighted that was not my intent. Good luck to you and your endeavors...Armin Mersmann 
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DasGhul Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014   General Artist
Repetitive ignorance, of QUESTIONS.
Yes.
I cannot know about all the factors in the lives of my interviewees, of course, but if it takes them more than seven months to complete even half the thing, well, then I cancel it.
Sorry. :shrug:
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nimra Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
seven months and you give up? shit where is your fighting spirit....dude im game if you are if not, i fully and respectfully understand.... 
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RighteousClaim Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Hey.

If you'll have time, might I ask you: what do you think about the works of Luis Royo? I mean Subversive Beauty and such.
For me, this artist has found the balance between "drawing realistically" and "drawing attractively", gladden the eye. Of course, if you are fine with women as erotic beings.

What do you think as a man, who achieved hyperrealizm, about idealizing the views and adding some extra features to works for accentuation something?

Sorry, if you have already discussed those aspects. I am going to read your "Passion HOW interview" right tomorrow and I am really looking forward for it.

Have a nice time, =).
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nimra Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

I see nothing wrong with women as erotic beings the problem is when someone limits them as such, they of course much more than that.

Luis Royo work has a deep understanding of design and composition that adds to the power of the imagery.  His balance of fantasy, eroticism and dare I say violent or war-like subject matter could be shock art or worse sentimental in lesser hands.  Luis’s way with line, negative space and the balance of tight and loose mark making keeps this in the spirt of fine art and he does it with grace. 

It’s not at all what interest me  as personal subject matter but that doesn’t not stop me from getting great enjoyment out of it.  Hyperrealism itself is full of dangers it can be just eye candy without substance, myself-indeed all artists walk some kind of tightrope between art and schlock …I fallen off that rope a few times

 

Thanks for the great question

 

Armin

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RighteousClaim Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Hey.

Well, every being is both sides - how we see them acting and how they act themselves, then the sides collide somehow. If some people don't want to see the depth of the others, they will not be able to. But sometimes they tend to see more than it really is.
I communicate with people, whose outlooks, ideals and interests can be matched with mine, regadless their sex, age or else: it is just some of them tell me about their grandchildren and some tell about their pets. As for women in my "Explicite" collection: I am grateful that the models and the photographers shared their works with me. One could find the pictures in my collection too juicy, but I can see a good body reference and anatomy view.

I have grown to appreciate Royo as an artist, who can draw "everything". He can draw wonderful girls, great textures and spectacular view.
With digital drawing, some people trained themselves to draw portraits, but some of them cannot put their models into the environment. Royo is one of the artists, who pleases the audience with complex works, as you said.

By the way, I am a big fan of Video Games and ConceptArt. As I cannot express my visions at a level of an artist, I take pleasure in walking the streets and environments and just watching the cracks in the road, the textures of the suits, perspective, shadows...And the rest, and the rest.

Thank you for your answer and your time.

RighteousClaim.
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nimra Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i don't disagree with your assessment of Royo, there are many great forms of drawing and or realism...one is not right nor is one wrong.  As in music i can listen to Tool, Metallica or the Dead Kennedys or Over the Rhine, the Beatles they all have magic. But as a draughtsman (one who draws) i have a technique thats not only learned but inherent as a natural artistic language yet most artists fail to find that zone-Royo has found it, as have I, is it the  same? of course not.

for me to draw a clump of grass, to understand the movement, texture, lighting, shadow, even the smell and tactile qualities. is my passion. Furthermore  the complexities and how to render them and most of all how it fits into my world my visions i s as exciting as a great drawing of a Goddess with an ax.  not better not worse only different.      

Armin
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