Size: 22"W x 28"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
This painting was conceived for a group show at the Fort Worth Community Art Center.
I wanted to play with the concept of "traditional" nude art and modern pop art.
Mixing the texture of oil for the body and the illustration qualities of acrylic on the animation features of the paintings.
This painting is oil and acrylic on stretched canvas, (22''x28''), not framed but wired and ready to hang.
Karlo Henry Velazquez, born in Barcelona Spain and grew up in different cities all over Mexico, currently lives in Redding California USA. He is an electronic engineer by profession, but discovered his passion for painting at age 17 after taking an art history class at the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey. Since then, he has taken art classes and workshops at the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Instituto de Bellas Artes de Queretaro and the University of Texas in Arlington. His style began as collages and snapshots of ideas and evolved into more surreal portraits of hearts as seen in the series "CorazonEs:" ("HeartIs:"). He has created a diverse range of paintings that demonstrated influences from popular Mexican folklore and painters like Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and other Mexican painters With his latest works, he has moved into an experimental phase with his series "Viva el Pop!" where he pays tribute to the 80's and the Pop movement of American culture.