Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Back (re-edit)

Had to finish graduate school statements recently, not to mention I left for a bit for Thanksgiving

Not sure if this is complete yet, but I think it is. Also reshot this when I got back from work and it looks TONS better with these new lights that arrived for me yesterday. Helps make things a lot crisper

"Wha, What, Watchya Got There?"
24x24x3"
Oils, acrylic, collage, marker

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Finished


"Lifeless Arousal"
4 x 4 ft x 5 inches
Oils, spray paint, markers, collage


Gonna try details (where we can see why this site needs a scroll side to side feature)
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Again In Progress (I think)

Not sure if this is done. I still need to fix the back of it so I can hang it flush to really get a good look of it


"Lifeless Arousal"
4 x 4 ft x 5 inches
Oils, spray paint, markers, collage

Again I'll get a better photo when it's daytime. Work doesn't really allow much daylight in my life unfortunately

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Updated and In Progress

Done I think



New piece I'm working on, far from finished

Sunday, November 2, 2008

New along with a new Artist Statement

A favorite piece that I finished a night or two ago


"Gotta Stay In Shape"
12 x 32 x 4"
Oils, acrylic, marker, collage

Starting to get ready for grad applications again

I don't talk often in these entries, but I thought I would post a new statement I am pretty proud of


In my paintings I create a world encompassing pop culture and personal ancestry. In the contemporary world we as individuals are inundated by information, text, and imagery. Some of this media sticks with the consumer and some ends up forgotten, lost without much of an afterthought. Each painting serves almost on a documentary basis, pulling from ads and visual/auditory encounters that more often than not, stay with me because of boundaries of taste being pushed to new limits.

Identity and purpose are two major themes in my work. My resources from culture are always used with consideration for their place in our world, how I see them and how they are interpreted. How far I exploit text, medium, and image varies from each work to the next, furthering it’s own identity or completely abandoning it. There is much fascination for me in the unrecognizable identity as well, which then takes on a life of it’s own dependant on the viewers own history and education through life. Examples branching from these main ideas include language, societal roles, medium, and scale. All of it revolves around the every day life, the appreciation or depreciation of what we consume.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New and an Update


"Kingdom of the Diamond Encrusted Skull"
16 x 32 x 4"
Oils, marker, collage, spray paint

This one is getting worked on again:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

1 new, with some better photos of older work



"Like an Old Married Couple"
32 x 16 in. x 4 in. (I think)
Oils, collage, marker, spray paint




Some better quality images of older pieces










Saturday, October 4, 2008

Update

NOW I think it's finished



"Do George and You're in Like Flint"
Mylar (2 sheets)
18 x 24

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Drawing



Not titled yet, may not be finished
Marker and collage on mylar

Will get a better photo later

Sunday, September 28, 2008

More Reworks


The two collage I added toward the bottom left is actually reflective, and various patterns show up in the light



New collage, paint, and marker

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fresh from a move

Just moved into a new apartment, worked on two old pieces after finally getting settled in, not sure either is done. Second one is definitely not done though




Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New drawing



"Welcome to Homelessness"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Done



"Prove Rob Wrong"
24"x24"x2"
Latex, spray paint, collage, oils, marker

And again



Added some oils (been a while since I used them)

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Work in Progress

Drawing for a portrait that I'm going to go into soon with spray paint, collage and then oils after that



24"x24"x2"

Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Drawing



"I Think I'm Pregnant"

Thursday, August 28, 2008

In the midst of a move and new job

These are pretty fun, and gives me a chance to just kinda do whatever





I had to take pictures in segments of the wall to the right of this, piecing it together turned out kind of okay



A nod to Ghostbusters and another as well to the current energy crisis. A small detail on the cliff carried over from the last wall drawing is my little girl flying her kite. Hard to see though

Expect a new drawing soon. My translation book is missing though so I'm being held back a bit by that before I finish it.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Start of a Drawing Series?


"Subconscious Fondness"
18x24 Mylar
Marker and collage

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Umjetnost = Zivot

Here is a recent mural/wall painting I worked on. I'll get the dimensions when I can get the chance and some of these photos are doubles that I will go through later and edit. Some are with flash, some without and with the light on
(some might be blurry too)

"Umjetnost = Zivot"
latex paint and paint markers