Ibo Nigerian German based Art Unleashed , BEFFTA Award winner Vivian Timothy , known for series of paintings with heavy African Accent , exhibited her love again on her beloved continent Africa as she displayed her motives, in a creative way that left the audience mostly Germans with wow ! wow Vivian remarks.
Wednesday 11/11/15, at an African week in Augsburg ushered in another moment of high emotion as Vivian Timothy used her creative artwork to talk about the exploitation of Africa´s natural resources , corruption and the setback on Africa´s development. Check her at http://www.art_unleashed .com. and see art unleashed at work.
Her style of paintings stand as an adventure , motivation for those voices that are oppressed , suppressed and are seeking for their identities.
Vivian has made Impact in a short time with her paintings , ranging from stories of African women , to realism. She has evoked as much awe at the real world of painting.
In her recent Exhibition on wed. 11/11/15 at Hollbau, Annahof, Ausstelungsraug , in Augsburg vivian manged to put together through her paintings , by using her canvas of composition to create and make her story in distinctly african styles, using her yellow and mixed colours , to bring the fantastic world africa in focus.
The stunning thing is the authenticity of her paintings and the fascinating way she uses her paintings to tell stories , by making us see the world and what she thinks through her paintings.
Paintings that are surrounded with feelings that are evoking and rich in emotions
Colours and brush that have squeezed and described things which ordinarily would require a writer to write pages .
Like other artists ” Nature is light and the Artist is but smart prism “- John Tiong Chunghoo -,.
” Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, love leaves a Memory no one can steal “- Mitch Albom -.
Is death the end of life ?. What pains we go through when we loose a loved one . Does it mean that they are gone ?. I cant say that they are gone and diminish into a thin air.
I mean that they are just away to somewhere , to a place unknown to us , and known only to them , but for them a journey to paradise.
Are we merely Players on earth as Shakespear Williams quoted !.
The world is a stage ,where one man in his time Plays so many roles, and dies when mother nature calls him.
When a loved one Exit the world, in whichever form, whether young or old, killed through Terror attack, by way of natural death or sickness and disease. For us alive , no death is good.
We often dont talk about death ,because we live in a death denying Society .
Think of the dead as taking a journey and pray that the journey ends in paradise with the angel waiting to receive the dead.
When this happens,
a part of you feels empty ,
and you are left doubting and asking why ?
we get saddened and break our heads ,
our hearts are broken, and tears flow unceasingly.
we refused to be consoled .
Agony swirls and take us through the path of depression .
The loved one is just away on a journey , think of your loved one with gratitude and give God the glory.
Make the Exit of a loved one a reminder , that one day we all shall get into this way of journey . No one knows when , but live a good life.
Dont say i wish, because the demise of a loved one reminds us to re-define our ways and seek for God´s ways.
The head may refused to think right.
Cry and mourn because it is a healing process, but dont be too hard on yourself , afterall your loved one just took a trip somewhere , they are not gone, they will continue to be a part of us. It is a journey , a path that all of us sooner or later will thred on . Take heart and let us pray for our deceased ones .
” Death was`nt a movie where the pretty star faded away with a touch of pale make up and every hair in place “- Soheir Khashoggi -.
Turn on your Radio, the News is the same. No day passes by without the News about conflict, Terror , bloody attacks. If we are not hearing about inter-state conflicts , we are hearing about religious and ethnic conflicts, kidnapping , rapes, killing of innocent People, People leaving their homes in masses to escape war and Terror at home , and an unending Horror which we never would have imagined in the world of today.
Will there ever be peace again on earth ? are we living in an unsecured world ?. Everyone lives in fear because you go out and you are not sure of making it back home the same day. Home is also no longer that secured ” Milieu ” that it was meant to be . You are either in fear of armed-robbers , or your neighbour, because you are not sure if he is a friend or enemy.
In the past , Europe, Asia, America were seen as better and safer places after the cold wars. Today the increase in conflicts, Terror attacks , killings have taken a new dimension. No place is safe again.
Where then are we safe ? and who do we run to ? , and who can shelter us from the ills of man ?. This is not a Nation fighting against another Nation. This is Man fighting against Man. Before , enemies go about in mask , but today they all dress so cooperate, and go about doing Things like normal People .
This makes it so difficult to distinguish between bad and good People . In fact , this has abound to insecurity in the world . Anyone could be a victim, and everyone is a potential victim to this new era of violence.
The world is divided and have different views and opinions. The world look more like a stage where the acclaimed strong Parade in guns, ammunitions and throw People into Panics at their own choosen times .
The truth is that the world will never be the same again. Our unborn children will not have the choice of being happy again , because the world has grown too insecure to secure People .
What are we trying to achieve and whose interest do we want to represent ?, that of Man or God ?.
You think it is ending, next minute you turn on your Radio , be sure to have your tissue paper to clean your eyes, because what you are about to hear will throw you into panic, doubts and tears.
Who would believe what is going on in our world of today !. Indeed, so many questions , and so many unanswered questions. What is Happening , can anyone tell me that it is all nightmare !.
Bloody Friday ,13th 2015 ; for France this is another day that could make one wonder, and ask how ? with all the security ?.10months after the death of Charlie Hebdo ! .Are we not tired of unrest ?.
The world is mourning,
Where then are we safe ! . What type of time and era are we in ?.
I write today , this Minute to remind us all that allegiance to God and whatever good Person you believe in is above any allegiance to Government, Group or power.
Stand up and join to stop unnecessary killings . Join Hands and let us pray for peace , learn to be loyal to God and devote our lives to God, place God above all powers of the world , above all Things and the grace to say no to all evils.
God you reign and continues to reign in the world. Come and make your world habitable once more. Let there be peace and let us make the world a better place to live .
If you are a leader or aspiring to be a leader in Africa , aspire to be a true and good leader . Make yourself credible and worthy. Use your Leadership Position to empower a common man on the street of Africa , so that he can be the best Version of himself.
Let the ruled trust you. Be faithful, truthful and transparent. If You are in Leadership or going in to represent People of Africa , dont Forget that Africans have been battered, neglected , misused and robbed .
Be a good and faithful leader, because Afrika as a continent is a challenge to anyone who takes up the mantle of Leadership. Face the challenge and give Afrikans a Little reason to fight for today and look up for tomorrow. Encourage and motivate the ruled-
” For the man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small Stones “- Concuis .
” Success in anything is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics “- Tony Robins-
You are not there for your personal reasons . Let the past be used to correct the mistake of today and tomorrow. Have a Vision and positive mindset for Africa , surround your Leadership with Goal achievers. Live for your People – and dont make yourself a life president . Take risk and get out of your comfort Zone –
” life isn´t worth living unless it is lived for someone else ” – Albert Einstein-.
” True Leadership should have confidence to stand alone , the Courage to make tough decisions , and the compassion to listen to the needs of others “- Douglas MacArthur-
Afrika as a continent is bleeding, crying and burning. The blessings from mother nature has turned out to be a curse in most African countries.
No Vision in most African countries , values are lost, no one want to take responsiblity for what is going wrong, but everyone wants to rule. Call People to order, anyone can fail. Those stealing public properties , should be brought to order, dont quit Africa , rather do something worth talking about or plan something worth doing .
Make moving Africa Forward a Habit !. Avoid Walking in the stead of corrupt leaders. Stop following crowd and be bold enough to believe that you can Change Africa . Learn to take the winning stead –
Winners never quit and quitters have never been known to win .
The Situation in most African countries is not easy , we know, this is a mess of many years . Dont quit Africa, get back on the sit and talk business, make Africa your concern . Find out why things are not working, this should be done honestly and fairly . Focus on rebuilding africa, give African Nation a productive education and emplyoyment, stop foreign aids and learn to be productive .
Africa is burning those with oil are burning, fisheries and Agriculture are no more, raw materials are exported and re-imported .Money here and Money there , yet the poor man on the street is stripped and can not eat. Everything is going wrong . Africans know it but Africans are tired, Burnout and robbed of their confidence, Diamonds , Gold , oil and others are exchanged. instead of rebuilding we are been giving weapons in exchange to shut , kill and get more confused, because it is in this confused state that the thieves operates better.
The call it blood Diamond, they call it oil Spill and others . Africans are hungry for stability, perspective and Food . They are tired of war, displacement and assylum seeking.
so to you Africans and African leaders , ” Learn from yesterday , hope for tomorrow , the important Thing is not to stop questioning – Albert Einstein-
Art Unleashed -Kunst entfesselt ( Vivian Timothy ) will speak with her paintings on the 11/11/15 at Hollbau, Arnahof, Ausstellungsraum Augsburg at 19.30pm on the exploitation of African´s Mineral resources and its Impact on the growth of african´s economy .
19/11 at Zeugshaus , Zeuplatz, hollsall b -Augsburg at 19.30pm – follows full presentation on Rich Africa and poor Africans ( Clara Meierdierks ), all in an attempt to give hope to Africans and remind them about the Need to fight and not quit Africa, and to remind us all that ” its not that the Nation who have made it are smart, its just that they stayed with Problems longer , and never quit on the way ” – Albert Einstein-