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I have scheduled a new interview with artist James Knowles aka live-by-evil on the 15th of this month. You can listen live over the internet on our showpage or wait for me to post the edited show via soundcloud

Old Fags by live-by-evil  Defcon 5 milligram by live-by-evil The last being (left side) by live-by-evil Barge Washington by live-by-evil

Here is James Knowles bio composed by artist Pedro Silva

“Talent imitates—Genius steals”

This Oscar Wilde's, T.S. Elliot's, Pablo Picasso's and Banksy's quote would be all the description we may need of James Knowles's art, but then again, once we have met his art, the word genius seems insufficient to describe his art.

An image made of many images, a kaleidoscope of visions. In his collages James Knowles takes the images from other artists, and he makes them his own, twisting them 180° of their original intention, until they say what he meant them to say.

Born in Darlington SC. in 1979 and currently living in Cheraw SC. with his wife and their two children. He takes the time to cut and paste accumulating hundreds of tiny stories. Waiting for their moment to take their place on his works. A true melting pot of the imaginary.

In his youth, from time to time, James Knowles abandoned art, but art never abandoned James Knowles. It was always there. Even in his most lethargic moments, it was there waiting for him to open the door again.

Apart from the magnificent collages he's known for, James also paints and sculpts. Amazing amalgams of dream and nightmares. Again, a million different cells forming a new being.

One can sense the subjects on James Knowles's art dancing to the beat of their own vivid imagination. On that fantastic world where frenetic dreams become fulfilling realities: the never-never land of true art.

Perhaps the words of a fellow collage maker would fit:

"Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, 
upon a plane which apparently does not suit them." - Max Ernst

Twenty dollar smarphone by strange-art-gallery

I'm always messing with my smartphones by finding ways to save money on talk text and data plans. So when I found a great deal on this brand new smartphone on amazon for only thirty bucks I had to buy it just to see what it could do. It turns out it's a whole lot of awesome! I was looking for an inexpensive cellular provider, and I decided to try Pure Talk USA because they had some of the least expensive plans out there. I decided on the lowest cost monthly plan of just five bucks a month. That's right! Five bucks!! Tax is already included. For five bucks you only get 80 minutes monthly. Not a lot of minutes but I'm planning on doing mostly WiFi calling via the Viber app! For 100% free calls both parties need Viber installed on on both phones, but out going Viber calls to real phone numbers is totally possible for under two cents per minute! I bought about 50 minutes for only 99 cents just to do my calling experiments. The great thing about Viber minutes is they rollover until used. So there is no monthly payment. Now because this phone has no data plan Viber is good for WiFi calling only, but my Pure Talk USA sim chip keeps me calling if I'm not connected via WiFi.  All the super cool smartphone apps work great via WiFi.
I did a telephone interview with artist Eric Fontaine, and edited the resulting interview to make the background audio for this video. Basically I removed all the parts where I was speaking, and allowed him to tell his own story in his own words. I used some photos of his work, and a few of his personal photos to run in the video as he speaks. I think it turned out pretty good for my first attempt at this type of art video.



Heres the original interview with my audio, the music, and poetry included.  

One of my talk shows from a while back.

I have scheduled a new interview with artist James Knowles aka live-by-evil on the 15th of this month. You can listen live over the internet on our showpage or wait for me to post the edited show via soundcloud

Old Fags by live-by-evil  Defcon 5 milligram by live-by-evil The last being (left side) by live-by-evil Barge Washington by live-by-evil

Here is James Knowles bio composed by artist Pedro Silva

“Talent imitates—Genius steals”

This Oscar Wilde's, T.S. Elliot's, Pablo Picasso's and Banksy's quote would be all the description we may need of James Knowles's art, but then again, once we have met his art, the word genius seems insufficient to describe his art.

An image made of many images, a kaleidoscope of visions. In his collages James Knowles takes the images from other artists, and he makes them his own, twisting them 180° of their original intention, until they say what he meant them to say.

Born in Darlington SC. in 1979 and currently living in Cheraw SC. with his wife and their two children. He takes the time to cut and paste accumulating hundreds of tiny stories. Waiting for their moment to take their place on his works. A true melting pot of the imaginary.

In his youth, from time to time, James Knowles abandoned art, but art never abandoned James Knowles. It was always there. Even in his most lethargic moments, it was there waiting for him to open the door again.

Apart from the magnificent collages he's known for, James also paints and sculpts. Amazing amalgams of dream and nightmares. Again, a million different cells forming a new being.

One can sense the subjects on James Knowles's art dancing to the beat of their own vivid imagination. On that fantastic world where frenetic dreams become fulfilling realities: the never-never land of true art.

Perhaps the words of a fellow collage maker would fit:

"Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, 
upon a plane which apparently does not suit them." - Max Ernst

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UniversalVoice Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Loved your goofy video............hey, no one will ever call you boring! :-)

Thanks for the fave "Surrender and Inherit"............As usual, you still have an awesome gallery site.  Keep being wild and crazy...........makes life a bit more interesting.  Nod 
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strange-art-gallery Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I was just feeling silly I guess, and made another video just for fun. I hope your having a happy holiday season. :D 
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UniversalVoice Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
One has to have fun or else they shrivel up and, well you know :-)  Happy Holidays to you too, and may 2015 bring you all you never even knew you wanted. .......... ho ho ho
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Dirk-O-Sand Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
many thanks dan, for the feature:D (Big Grin) 
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ReneKunert Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! Metal by ReneKunert
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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!  Llama Hug 
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deeters Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Thanks for the fav! :D
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recycledrelatives Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I See You by KmyGraphic
Thanks for adding my work to your favorites!
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rambleonrob Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave:) (Smile) 
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks for faving, LOL
when i saw you faved that, i remembered that i forgot to help you with the feature. am i too late? soooooooooooooooooooorry!
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strange-art-gallery Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem I got it done. :D
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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
i'll make it up to you. next week i'll choose allllll of them and them to you by noon. i'll put a reminder in my phone. 
ok, i just put it in the phone. if my phone says so, then  you can be sure i won't flake. :)
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strange-art-gallery Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You can do that if you like. I enjoy when we work on it together tho! :D
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JonnyPenn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the feature.
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jenthestrawberry Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the points! I guess there is a contest in the future!
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