The Family Dynasty stirs up the intensity of the phenomenal world and witnesses to the unpredictability of life unfolding.
The Principles of the Family Dynasty is a 56-page staple-bound booklet of art and epigrams printed on fine paper in Berlin, Germany.
"In 2018, I wrote a series of principles on a piece of scrap paper. They speak of life, letting go, building, simplicity, risking the unforeseen and loving. In retrospect, the message is that human beings don't have freedom – freedom has human beings. The book is also an idiosyncratic summary of a moment of life-changing insight I experienced, expressed through the lens of my studies in Eastern and Western philosophies. Together with the Principles, the colorful artwork records the richness of accident and the blissful intensity of the phenomenal world.
‘Dynasty’ is a laughable anachronism. Compared to abstract individualism, however, dynasties are kept alive in the intimacy of human relationships. 'Family' evokes the interdependence of all things – wholesome holism for times of social atomization.
The book certainly expresses my wish to abide at the heart of existence, achieving immunity through openness and surrender to experience.” – Adam Baltieri (2019)
The artwork was created using a monotype technique: preparing a metal plate with oil paints and printer's ink and pressing this onto paper with the force of the hands, a roller, and wooden spoons.
All in all, it may be said that the artwork and principles bring together the concrete and abstract, playfully expressing the embodied paradox of human being – the living unity of finite and infinite, earth and heaven.
The Family Dynasty, as a whole, never knows what it's doing.
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The Principles, which were written all of a sudden in a notebook, are interwoven with a distinct humor that cuts through spiritual melodrama, grounding the cosmic, the exalted and the adventurous in the homey everydayness of human life.
The Principles enliveningly exaggerate the ordinary and considerately deflate the extraordinary.
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