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Marble Lady painting by Jaisini The official Paul Jaisini art site

In his art, Jaisini insists on overcoming of the dehumanization, the suppression of sensuality. In every historical period there are ideas and problems which are expressed and will not come to pass. Jaisini seeks to identify this idea in the present, excavate it from the past, and invent it in a new way for the future. In the murky, anxious world of ours, in the midst of the soul's confusions and the multiplying moral losses, the artist seeks and always finds some big and small islands of "eternal truths," and asserts the indestructible age-long parables that reveal these truths in the new light, in his own system of sign-images. I realized that the more you look at "Gleitzeit" works and think, the more you see, feel, and understand, but never completely, as given work always has too many aspects. There is always some kind of "space" in the painting, on which the observer feels free, without a persistent prompting of the artist, to use his own system of perception. To me, "Marble Lady" seems as a late modern modification of the Greek myth of the sculptor Pygmalion, who used his illusionist skill to satisfy a private fantasy of the ideal woman. Disappointed by the imperfections of the opposite sex, he created Galatea out of marble and during a festival in honor of venus, Pygmalion prayed for a woman as perfect as his statue. Venus answered his prayer by bringing his statue to life and eliminated the boundary between reality and illusion. In Jaisini's "Marble Lady," the object of the intense desire remains alluring, yet perpetually distant. Desire of the others is often imagined in terms of a fetish. The so-called civilized man can be considered in his delight of female form.

In "Marble Lady," we find the two types of spectatorship: the masculine and the non-masculine. Therefore, an image of the woman is defined through the desire of both spectators, the unmanly poet and the savage who may well be a subscriber to "Penis Power Quarterly." The statue of Galatea was and still is the symbol of fictional perfection, a result of the search for ideal woman that parallels the artist's own creative urge. A post-feminist culture has found out a way to reinvent the woman as she once was: eager to appear The "Marble Lady" enables male domination by being unreachable and desirable. The construction of such a female identity fiction can inspire both high and low natures. In all of his works, Jaisini unites the high and low principles, integrating art into the material life, breaking out of art's ivory tower.

"Marble Lady" is a compact, pyramidal composition of the "trio." As in all of his works, Jaisini subdues the figures to the articulation of line and its rhythmic connection between forms in space, a sort of analytical process, based on the line swinging which starts up ideas, shapes, and colors. The line arabesques are these highly individual textures of Jaisini's art. A decorative role of the painting's color is to create the temperature contrast of the heated environment with the marble-cold statue.

In modern and postmodern times, there are increasingly fewer outlets for sensual urges and desires which lay at the origin of human society that imposes restrictions. Sexuality remained beyond the scope of most art history. Interaction between male and female is still responsible for the continued functioning of the universe.

by Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb

Thank you for reading Marble Lady (Oil painting) by Paul Jaisini, New York 2001 Text Copyright: Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

-- yustas kotz-gottlieb (, January 29, 2001


Just exactly what is the question here? Could you shorten it to three or four sentences with a question mark somewhere please?

-- Allen Burns (, January 31, 2001.

hm ok.Thanks much for the enlightenment, now about that Aeon Flux what a gal.

-- Lady Morgan (, January 31, 2001.

I think we have been spammed!

-- William (, January 31, 2001.

I checked this out. Evidently this guy mails out this same message 500 times a day, to promo this book he wrote. Also, I think there is no artist at all, you can't find his paintings, you can only find his site, which has a header that reads something about ' the paintings of Jaisini are said to be invisible'. Man, Yoko Ono's exhibits are better. No Art at all, just a book. Rip off.

-- Barb e. (, February 01, 2001.

Hmmm, invisible art, an interesting concept. :-)

-- William (, February 01, 2001.

As long as we're on the subject, has anyone heard of an artist called Brian Shabaglian? His paintings are very Aeonish, especially "Control".

-- Paul (, February 01, 2001.

Anything online? Do you have links?

-- William (, February 02, 2001.

OK, who else is getting emails from Mr Yustas?

-- William (, February 02, 2001.

Me, oh no, it's cyberhell!!!

-- Barb e. (, February 02, 2001.

We have been spammed! down with spammers!!!!!!!!! Booooo

-- Lady Morgan (, February 02, 2001.

Your comments will be included being interesting to the context of the Gleitzeit. Your opinion counts because it gives additional dimension. Thank you and feel free to contact me. I hope to inform you in a short while when the book about Gleitzeit art of Jaisini is out. Yustas New York The official Paul Jaisini art site

-- yustas kotz-gottlieb (, February 02, 2001.

My opinion? i'll give you additional dimension, and please don't inform me about any book thx much. Anyways about that aeon gal. :O)

-- Lady Morgan (, February 02, 2001.

Jaisini might sculpt Aeon, as she is the idea woman, however gun metal would be a more appropriate medium.

-- Barb e. (, February 02, 2001.

Here's a few Shabaglian pics:

Not the best example, but they do bear some resemblance to Chung's work.

-- Paul (, February 03, 2001.

Nice... reminds me an awful lot of Schiele's stuff.

-- Matthew Rebholz (, February 03, 2001.

Personally I was always partial to H.R. Gigers work

-- Richard N. (, February 04, 2001.

Barb: sounds plausable. Paul: No. Lady M: Spam is unsolicited advetising, the correct term for an unenlightened butinski is flamer.

-- al from cal (, February 08, 2001.

I always thought "flamer" implied some sort of insult (although this may be construed as an insult to our intelligence), i.e., "How dare you have such an opinion! You're worse than Hitler!" I think a couple of the Shabaglian paintings look strikingly Ĉon-esque. And I'd like to end this post by making fun of AOL.

Please think of the most amusing joke you have ever heard regarding AOL.

Thank you for your time. Now I have to go IM all my friends.

-- Kiru (, February 12, 2001.

--Well, I join the list of those who are intrigued by your message. I am 21 year-old woman and I find your description of desire turned into art very alluring. I have read about the ways human beings use to sublimate their deepest desires, and the sexual-romantic desire is the most poerful one; it plays with our ability to dream and it also asks the trick question: are we prepared to confront our desires when they become a reality? after all, like Oscar Wilde once said, one the tragedies in life is to get what you want.

-- Alejandra Isaza (, February 12, 2001.

From Wilde's own work, The Fisherman and his Soul: When looking upon the sleeping mermaid, "So beautiful was she that when the young Fisherman saw her he was filled with wonder, and he put out his hand and drew the net close to him, and leaning over the side he clasped her in his arms. And when he touched her she gave a cry like a startled sea-gull, and woke, struggled that she might escape. But he held her tightly to him, and would not suffer her to depart" sometimes you get what you want, but you hate your soul for not being able to keep it.

-- Barb e. (, February 12, 2001.

I thought Jaisini was a fictional artist. If not, here is my criticism of his or her so called work. Its two dimensional, unbalanced and uses taupe, mauve and chartreuse in an unspeakable manner. HA! Refute that.

-- al from cal (, February 14, 2001.

Blue Reincarnation / Narcissus painting by Jaisini

The theme of Narcissus in Jaisini's "Blue..." may be paralleled with the problem of the two-sexes-in-one, unable to reproduce and, therefore, destined to the Narcissus-like end. Meanwhile, the Narcissus legend lasts. In the myth of Narcissus a youth gazes into the pool. As the story goes, Narcissus came to the spring or the pool and when his form was seen by him in the water, he drowned among the water nymphs because he desired to make love to his own image. Maybe the new Narcissus, as in "Blue Reincarnation," is destined to survive by simply changing his role from a passive man to an aggressive woman and so on. To this can be added that, eventually, a man creates a woman whom he loves out of himself or a woman creates a man and loves her own image but in the male form. The theme of narcissism recreates the 'lost object of desire.' "Blue" also raises the problem of conflating ideal actual and the issue of the feminine manhood and masculine femininity. There is another story about Narcissus' fall, which said that he had a twin sister and they were exactly alike in appearance. Narcissus fell in love with his sister and, when the girl died, would go to the spring finding some relief for his love in imagining that he saw not his own reflection but the likeness of his sister. "Blue" creates a remarkable and complex psychopathology of the lost, the desired, and the imagined. Instead of the self, Narcissus loves and becomes a heterogeneous sublimation of the self. Unlike the Roman paintings of Narcissus, which show him alone with his reflection by the pool, the key dynamic in Jaisini's "Blue" is the circulation of the legend that does not end and is reincarnated in transformation when autoeroticism is not permanent and is not single by definition. In "Blue," we risk being lost in the double reflection of a mirror and never being able to define on which side of the mirror Narcissus is. The picture's color is not a true color of spring water. This kind of color is a perception of a deep-seated human belief in the concept of eternity, the rich saturated cobalt blue. The ultra hot, hyperreal red color of the figure of Narcissus is not supposed to be balanced in the milieu of the radical blue. Jaisini realizes the harmony in the most exotic color combination. While looking at "Blue," we can recall the spectacular color of night sky deranged by a vision of some fierce fireball. The disturbance of colors creates some powerful and awe-inspiring beauty. In the picture's background, we find the animals' silhouettes, which could be a memory reflection or dream fragments. In the story, Narcissus has been hunting - an activity that was itself a figure for sexual desire in antiquity. Captivated by his own beauty, the hunter sheds a radiance that, one presumes, reflects to haunt and foster his desire. The flaming color of the picture's Narcissus alludes to the erotic implications of the story and its unresolved problem of the one who desires himself and is trapped in the erotic delirium. The concept can be applied to an ontological difference between the artist's imitations and their objects. In effect, Jaisini's Narcissus could epitomize artistic aspiration to control levels of reality and imagination, to align the competition of art and life, of image with imaginable prototype. Jaisini's "Blue" is a unique work that adjoins reflection to reality without any instrumentality. "Blue" is a single composition that depicts the reality and its immediate reflection. Jaisini builds the dynamics of desire between Narcissus and his reflection-of-the- opposite by giving him the signs of both sexes, but not for the purpose of creating a hermaphrodite. The case of multiple deceptions in "Blue" seems to be vital to the cycle of desire. Somehow it reminds one of the fates of the artists and their desperate attempts to evoke and invent the nonexistent. "Blue" is a completely alien picture to Jaisini's "Reincarnation" series. The pictures of this series are painted on a plain ground of canvas that produces the effect of free space filled with air. "Blue," to the contrary, is reminiscencent of an underwater lack of air; the symbolism of this picture's texture and color contributes to the mirage of reincarnation.

By Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb

The Official Paul Jaisini Site New York 2001, Text Copyright: Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Send private comments to author

-- yustas kotz-gottlieb (, February 14, 2001.

I have reached the conclusion that what we have here is a 4th year art history major who sees the phrase 'a big mac with fries' looming large in his future. He is practising his criticism skills by slandering a helpless, if obscure, artist in the hope of being noticed by an art magazine and offered a job. I suspect this strategy will not prove to be an effective one. Yustas, email your resume to starbucks instead. They recieve similiar items daily and have experienced in dealing with them. I hope there are no run on sentences in this missive: the punctuation is so complicated and I compliment you on dealing with it so well in your essays. Sincerely...

-- al from cal (, February 20, 2001.

I was writing about how you describe the unforeseen pictures. You have an oh so very gifted way with words. That I was painting in my mind. Murals of grand and beautiful things. That is why I wrote to you. You are indeed a gifted writer and have a wonderful way of letting people see what they want at that exact time. I've I wasn't ill I could have painted much more in my mind. Thank you so much for the fantasy. Keep the faith! Thank you again. Yours sincerely, Grace

-- Grace Maskell-Franz (, February 20, 2001.

I bet you hear vioces too. For our next discussion the topic will the uses of stark realism in a characature.

-- al from cal (, February 28, 2001.

Personally, I found the topic to be interesting and even sort of "AEonesque". If it seemed completely boring or out of line, then, yes, his interjections would be innapropriate. But WTF? Tangental remarks are how interesting conversation usually starts. So anyway, back to the subject at hand: Does anyone know if any Aeon Flux (or related characters') skins are available for Unreal Tournament?

-- zach (, March 10, 2001.

I don't hear vioces but my chracature does. The voice of reason is one of them.

-- zach (, March 10, 2001.

Dear Yustas, I've been reassesing the whole project and what the theme will be. It is what it means to be coptic. part of that includes art. the only reason i hesistate to include your piece is that not many people will understand it. with out the picture still there will be questions. Still I want something like this in the project. What else have you written about why do you write? contact me please at mark

-- mark mikhael (, March 10, 2001.

Short version of Jaisini "N-City" Photo review.

Jaisini is an artist with an inborn talent - by family tradition, a professional painter and graphic artist. He created his first photographic series called "N-City" and combined digital photography with the C-processing 35 mm camera. The events of 9/11 in N-City were so sudden, he understood that to begin a series of paintings or any other art technique (or: media) dedicated to those events would have been a prolonged process. To show the immediate impact of the artist's vision with an instant reflection of emotion and visual aspects, Jaisini originated his series, captivated with the intensity of photographing in N-City by the local correspondents and those from around the world. He was swept by a flow following the strong current that brought him to the beginning of his first photo series. As a result of his endeavor, Jaisini produced artworks that were derived (or: extracted) from an idea he realized through technical and visual means. This process is more creative and complex, as we know. Jaisini's street wandering gave rise to his journalistic photography. He would take thousands of shots only to find one lucky shot from a hundred rolls. This work is automatic and, in a way, resembles gambling. Working from an idea: An idea is conceived from a heard phrase, a seen fragment, a read book. Inexplicably, the associative idea is created. Then, a search takes place for reflection of the idea through a prism of reality to show the unreal with the realistic means of photography. The material is searched with the experience and taste of an accomplished artist as Jaisini who has enormous know-how in painting. This means that he has no compositional limits, as opposed to a majority of photographers who suffer from having no practical knowledge of painting, composition, tone and color scale. Jaisini always searches for a concrete issue of today's question of existence in a contemporary environment. The decision of those questions connects to the artist's romanticism and hypnotic approach. As an art critic like myself who studies the art works of Jaisini in the course of writing a book on the endeavor of this great New York artist, I can find no mistakes in his compositions. All are uniquely balanced with high taste. The technological side in the photographic series doesn't interest me much. If the professional commercial photographer can find "commercial" imperfections, then for the artistic estimation it works to the opposite of accomplishment. The original size of the photos are larger then shown on the site. The edition of each work is limited to 8-9 prints. Each was printed with Iris Print on archival paper that is guaranteed to last 300 years under a glass cover or 200 years without glass protection. Each and every artwork was custom adjusted with the artist's proof and individually printed with pigmented ink. Thanks to brilliant new technology, the image will last at least 300 years. The entire collection of "N-City" consists of over 100 individual works produced in the period of 2001-2003. In accord with the response, more images will be offered for the viewer's review. The next series of photographic works is called "Black and White". 78 artworks are currently in process and are ready to be printed. I reviewed the slides and presentation of pre-print and as usual expected the unexpected from Jaisini. This time he didn't fail to surprise me either. Some works are emotionally charged, shocking and deeply memorable like tattoos in the mind. It is never enough to see Jaisini's work just once. You find you want more and more.Time Squared. Two days before the arrival of the British rock group "Deep Purple", Jaisini received a commission from a fan of the group to create a commemorative picture for the occasion of their concert. It was to be presented as a private gift to the members of the group. Jaisini found an interesting idea in one of the photo works from his "N-City " series and renamed it as "Child in Time Squared". Four prints were framed and signed by the artist, which were later presented to four members of the rock group by a client who was a long time fan of Deep Purple and Jaisini alike.Short version of Jaisini "N-City" Photo review Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb edited by Stella Richardson Copyright 2003 New York CityThe Art of Paul Jaisini by Yustas Kotz- Gottlieb

-- yustas kotz-gottlieb (, March 27, 2003.


-- Kaitlyn (, March 27, 2003.

When I saw the title of this post Marble Lady painting by Jaisini - I was about to reach for my ruler - then I saw it was about marriage. Is a filthy mind uncurable?

-- mooncake (, July 29, 2003.

check out my art if you like at

You left a message on my son, Jade's,site at Yu may not realize it unless you ead the other posts. Jade passed away last Sept. 19 after a long fight with terminal melanoma Blessings to you and your path JJ

-- jani jones (, August 04, 2003.

It's like the Matrix. You have to ask the right questions. And the question is not who is Paul Jaisini. It's who is Yustas Kotz-Gottlieb. Yustas is a guy who thinks you should start sponsoring artists before they turn into politics of ethnical cleansing. Look:

Dear James: The American pop art was very influential on world fashion at large and whether you or I like it or not, it's historical. I dislike pop art myself but as an educated person would not deny that influence is what makes art history and one thing develops from another, I even more dislike Brit Pop but what does it matter, when the Brit Pop fetches high prices at the auction. I am sure there would not be De Kooning if he didn't arrive to the US and contributed to history as first artist whose work was sold for 20 million dollars while he was alive. The notion of suffering is very familiar to me as I have close friends who are true artists, such as Paul Jaisini. And that is exactly why I write about the artist. The opinions such as of the previous poster from Portugal about the US is more indicative about this person's own problem then of those in the US. Where is the perfect society? If you show me the real paradise for people I might believe that the US is the worse cage for rats. There are places on earth that people consider the US a heaven on earth. Judging about people and even countries is provincial and has nothing to do with art and literature. Thank you for your interesting comment. Sincerely, Yustas

-- Ricardo Dirani (, August 07, 2003.

Damn. Wrong quote. Here it goes the right one:

Dear James: Let's say that art is better them weapons and if artists were allowed to create maybe even Hitler wouldn't be the maniac and just exhibit his works. But when artists are ostracized it could get ugly. Possibly that is why there is a postmodern art that is an open statement of how much artists started to hate society.

I like commercial art if it's good. Some commercials on television are more creative then Broadway shows for tourists that denounce theater.

I know a New York writer who has to work as a laborer moving furniture to earn living while writing for newspapers.

Social change would also contribute to what is considered valuable in art thus what is paid for with a lot of money would turn into classic art.

Postindustrial society is not going to be changed into paradise any time soon due to the mentality of people.

I have many of my personal conclusions and thoughts in a novel that at the same time could be deemed commercial having murder, sex and futurism.

The art book about Jaisini is art for the art's sake therefore I have to publish it myself becoming not a writer but a publishing house so it seems.

Thank you for your contribution tot he dialogue.


-- Ricardo Dirani (, August 07, 2003.

"maybe even Hitler wouldn't be the maniac and just exhibit his works..."

-- scottai (, August 07, 2003.

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