Zooey(Acrylic, Ink and Graphite on Paper - Spring 2010)
Dad(Acrylic, Ink and Graphite on Paper - Spring 2010)
Portrait of a Nuclear Family is a series inspired by the novel written by J.D. Salinger titled 'Franny & Zooey'. Displaying a dysfunction within a traditional nuclear family (Mother, Father and Children). The series isn't an exact representation of the novel, I simply used it as an inspiration of dysfunction.
Please Buy My Imitation Caviar $4000(Acrylic and Ink on Canvas - Spring 2010)
This is a painting I created during Spring of these year. It is inspired by poverty and having had several friends whom lived in homes with their mattresses on the floor and living in roach infested apartments. I wanted to bring up the conversation between money and art in my painting, thus the idea of placing a price tag within the title. Of course the price in the title is static and will never go up or down in value. I bring up the irony of imitation caviar, while caviar is known to be a high-class delicacy. The title is to sound begging, for something that isn't worth that much.
Open Art Market at One Colorado was quite enjoyable, tasting a slight bit of success. Just about my whole table ended up being empty at the end of the day. This was the first time where I had more than 1 piece of art frame.
The day was quite cloudy remembering it. But, that didn't stop tons of people dropping by to Pasadena to check out the new stuff that the students from both PCC and Art Center had to show. Thanks to all those who came.
A summer ago, a great friend of mine who has been through a lot with me made a visit. We did a lot of fun stuff together, such as beaching it and some partying socializing things. We had a lot of fun for a week's stay. More importantly, he left his sketchbook in my car on accident, before departing for Buffalo, New York. Fortunately, as good friends are, he gave me the permission to draw in the sketchbook that had previously been used as a song writing book. I took the pleasure and here are the drawings:
Energy and soul are the main drivers of this piece. I wanted to make sure there was a flavor of both and no mistaking it. Somewhat hypnotic with a sense of a blender filled with LSD explode everywhere. Love enraptured, literally hippy? Maybe not, but definitely with a hippy essence or hippy rule book (or lack thereof).
A few pieces in mid creation, both taking a lot of time to finish. Especially the one on top. I feel I might be tired of any representation of circles after the top piece is completed. Even the O's in my cereal.
I take it, you haven't guessed that a lot of these pieces have been created prior to this blog, as any true artist (at least in my opinion) should have had created some what of a body of artwork prior to any blog conception, which is the reason for my delay in my conception of a blog. Please don't mistake this as artist's arrogance, but simply common sense. I'd hate to have stumbled upon a blog of someones artwork, where artwork had yet to be created. The artwork I prepare to show is out of order in date of creation, but I assure you it wouldn't matter anyway, I want them to be perceived as the small body that I created prior to this blog regardless of any disorganization.
Moon Man and Child (Woodcut ReductionFall 2009)
Call The Fucking Cops! (Woodcut Reduction and LithographFall 2009)