Warholian and Modern Eden Gallery have come together in to present “Tarot: Art of Fortune” a modern day reinterpretation of the classic intuitive “fortune telling” card deck. The show features some of the best emerging names in the gallery scene today as curated by Warholian’s founder Michael Cuffe.
Although it’s roots may seem occult, Tarot was originally developed as a pack of playing cards in 15th century Europe to play French Tarot or Italian Tarocchini. Over time, individuals in the intuitive and early psychic communities began to adopt the cards as use as a tool to “read” an individual and offer spiritual guidance. Today Tarot has become more widely accepted as a way for individuals to ﬁnd direction in the bustle of a modern world. With the availability of decks ranging from artistic to commercial, tarot has become a personalized standard of home libraries everywhere.
For “Tarot: Art of Fortune” we’ve asked some of the top contemporary artists to reimagine their favorite card from a standard deck, into a work of art based on the imagery and symbolism present. “Tarot: Art of Fortune” features an amazing array of established artists that have been individually selected as important ﬁgures in emerging art movements at this time.
Art has always been a fascination of mine – a passion, desire, and need. From the moment I could hold one, according to my mother, I would always draw “with a pen, never a pencil”. Though now I’m less selective in the implements I use, I still continue to fill my need to create.
My artwork focuses on the many different facets of life: sometimes mysterious, sometimes playful, sometimes dark and haunting, but always beautiful. It is through the creative process that I am able to explore the undulating changes in the human psyche and to seek out the wonder of life even when it seems like an impossible task. We are on this earth only a short time, it would be a shame not to leave something of ourselves in it.
Ray Bradbury once said, “We never sit anything out. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” I couldn’t agree more.
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