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  • Los Angeles, CA
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Memphis Academy of Arts
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Drawing, Painting, Performance, Video
I am...
LORD TOPH is most often recognized as an artist, a musician, and a writer.
There have been many in select circles to recognize him simply as being an enigmatic presence even among the most popular individuals.
LORD TOPH was born in the southern region of the U.S., then later moved to
New York where he continued to develop his skills as an artist. Being raised in a multicultural environment, he was influenced by an array of occurrences throughout his life to further his aim of becoming a diverse, and prolific artist.
Over a span of years LORD TOPH has completed hundreds of paintings and drawings, and has had several exhibits, and private showings of his work.
LORD TOPH exclaims his mission behind his artistry. "I consider painting to be a vehicle in which, as an artist, I am able to make spiritual maneuvers. When painting, I am able to connect with, conceive, and capture the true essence of the divine."
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Defining the Style of Empathicism (post by Ross Allen)

Every era throughout civilization has been defined by different factors which have attributed to the growth of society. The diversity of architecture, culture, economy, religion, and socialism, is shaped by the expansion of innovative concepts and ideals. This progression is most often influenced by the evolution of art. Through the ages, art has been the voice of originality and aesthetic appeal. In the world of fine art, theory becomes defined through imagery that translates the technique,…


Posted on August 27, 2011 at 1:58

LORD TOPH on The Nature of Empathicism

As children, so often times we were told, "jvst paint what yov feel." In retrospect, as a child, I did exactly that. Yet as we progress in matvrity and age, we transgress in ovr empathic awareness only to be reconditioned to believe in only what we see is defined as reality. This point of "view," vnconsciovsly reprograms ovr thinking to rationalize and overrvle what we feel. In tvrn, we trade a limitless sense of emotional expression and detection, for a more stabilized boundary controlled…


Posted on August 8, 2011 at 20:00

A Brief Summary on the Theory Behind “Empathicism”


A Brief Summary on the Theory Behind “Empathicism”

Empathicism - A new style that due to time, and exposure, can bloom into a new movement in the world of art.  Founded by LORD TOPH, "Empathicism" presents itself as empathy interpreted through the painting's subject matter, color, size, title and even stroke application.  This will obviously raise questions in the art world as to whether or not a style can derive from something that…


Posted on July 18, 2011 at 20:30

Preparing Works for Santa Monica Display

It is always a pleasvre to start on new works....let alone, display in a new venve (big or small)....I will be displaying a small group of works at a qvaint restavrant/gallery, called "Qusqo Bistro & Gallery" in Santa Monica, California.  My work will be on display throvgh Febrvary, 'til mid March.  Do come by, and view!

Posted on February 4, 2011 at 21:23

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