Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
I created this piece when first starting to experiment with mixed media using cutouts and spray paint to find a specific texture.
My inspiration in creating this piece is to have a direct dialog with Picasso using his images for a springboard for new visual ideas.
The story of this work to reference the world of fashion and the modern culture of female icons and the business of beauty. This story is the history of women in art history and how the muse for the artist is also being projected into advertisement and shaping the identity of women and young ladies.
Artist Statement Life is bizarre. God is real. Love is King. I agree with Matisse when he said, “all art is religious.” My goal is to create remarkable art and continue in the dialog with the great masters of art history. My work explores the themes of death, sex and heaven. I paint on canvas with oil paint, which is a beautiful and traditional medium that stands the test of time. At times I explore working with acrylic and spray paint for diverse textures and techniques. I am interested in philosophy, color and precision. My goal is to exhibit my work in museums with the intent to engage people with the power of creativity, and to help them believe that everyone has a genius that needs to blossom. -Aaron Lee