What are Archetypes?

Archetypes are original patterns, which reside within the collective unconscious. They have primitive origin, and are linked to heredity.
Archetype has no form of its own, but it acts as an "organizing principle" of our behavious and motivations.
Jung described many archetypes (family, nature, animal, etc.), but there are several basic archetypes within all of us. They are the Shadow, the Anima/Animus, and the Self.

I'm trying to explore the jungian archetypes in my Archetypes serie..
I show a theme-archetype in each painting. The title help you to know what archetype I faced.
I chose red, yellow, and black as basic colors to paint these artworks, because I think they are right to show our basic instincts.
I don't want to shock you with "amazing-stunning-astonishing" images, I don't want to affect your unconscious. I want make you thinking, and while you think, you can discorver  your unconscious sides slowly.

Watch my video or go to my Archetypes Gallery.

Art for our pleasure

There are many reasons to make art, and even for buying it.
But, the main reason is the pleasure, the excitemen, the joy, and the enjoyment.
We don't care if an artwork is perfect technically. Often we don't care to understand what the artist wants to say or showing. We are only interested to the effect that artwork has on us.
What we look for is a kind of pleasure, always.
In freudian psychoanalysis, the pleasure principle is the instinctual seeking of pleasure (and avoiding of pain) in order to satisfy biological and psychological needs.
That's all, and it's simple.
We can "use" art for wall decor, we can "use" it for increasing our social status, or for investment, hoping for gains in the future.
Basically, we are seeking the pleasure.