Size: 24"W x 36"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
After mostly painting girls, this was my first time using guys bodies and combining them with pop culture icons from the 80's or 90's.
Beavis and Butthead were for me part of my teen years, so i decided to update them and give them new fashions.
This is an acrylic painting on stretched canvas.
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.