ART OF THE MOMENT
Dutch painter, Gert Johan Manschot, paints from his hill country studio outside of Austin, Texas.
His paintings are born from a period of deep contemplative meditation in front of the canvas. As a lifelong meditator and student of Zen Buddhism, Manschot has interwoven the process of his work with his practice of meditation.
The resulting work are paintings informed by the ancient style and formal techniques of Zen Buddhist monks but with the extreme personal quality of contemporary minimalist abstract art.
In this short documentary Manschot describes the events that led him to turn towards the path of meditation, and how the lessons he learned helped him find a quiet harmony with life.
.Featured by BOOOOOOOM! Official Selection: SXSW Faces of Austin
Supported by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin
Creative Agency: Animal Garden
Directed by Travis Lee Ratcliff & John Carmichael IV
Produced by Travis Lee Ratcliff & John Carmichael IV
Cinematography John Carmichel IV
Editing: Travis Lee Ratcliff
Genre: Short-form Artist Profile Documentary
6.5 minutes | 2017 | U.S.A. | ANIMAL GARDEN