Mahaloness

Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.

Franz Klined

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When I started painting seriously I was really into the New York School and the Abstract Expressionist scene from the 50’s and 60’s. I really enjoyed researching the likes of Gorky, Hoffman, Franz Kline, Kandinsky, Rothko, Pollack, Barnett Newman, de Kooning and so on. I do consider myself to be connected to a similar flow that many of these artists were tapping into and in a many ways they endured a lot of suffering as they pioneered the way to new methods of communicating the human spirit in all it’s richness. I owe these artists and others similar to them for their courageous work.
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‘Franz Klined’ 24×48 acrylic panel c.2006IMG_3408.JPGthe early days in the studio

IMG_5060.JPGthe gift of art sets the human spirit free similar to an eagle soaring high above the tapestry Eagle Spirit

Author: hälts

Mahaloness is an art blog documenting the inner spirit and artist journey of Shane Haltman, also referred to as 'hälts'. He lives, breathes and makes art in Canada. Hälts often travels to remote and exotic locations to produce community spirit murals and paintings using available materials. He is unconventional in his approach to art and chooses unique projects and sometimes they choose him. He is known for guerrilla lawn art shows, painting helmet art for a Canadian Olympic Athlete, and once painted a magic bus out of this world. Mostly he is human as anyone else, however very driven and disciplined with respect to his artistic practice. He has experience working with the bereaved and helping people who are experiencing, or who have experienced trauma in their lives. He also enjoys working with the youth and passing on his wisdom, usually in the form of art jams. Hälts is a full spectrum artist, living and breathing art, as a daily practice, in this mixed up beautiful world.

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