Size: 24"W x 30"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
This painting came about when I was painting a model who dressed up like Benjamin Franklin. The canvas I used had an initial pencil layout for the painting called "Reflections". Instead of erasing the pencil layout, I rotated the canvas to be in portrait orientation as opposed to a landscape orientation. I then proceeded to paint the model over the pencil layout. The intersection of the model with the Reflections layout create some unsual intersections. One particular intersection is the form that cuts across the model's face and glasses. I added other elements such as the flying kite, quill pen, book, and a document with an invention diagram.
Christian was born in the United States but has also lived in Colombia. He has attended schools such as Parsons (New York City), The University of the Arts (PHILA) and Drexel University (PHILA) and has a BFA in graphic design. He now lives in South Florida and has exhibited with other Latinamerican artists. About his work: I have always strived to test my skills, imagination and patience with each painting/project I engage in. I enjoy having contrasting styles within my work. I feel that the use of these styles helps me to develop my sense of color, form, and composition. Most of my work requires a lot of time (preparatory black & white sketches, color studies). However other paintings are done directly onto the canvas without any sketches.