Size: 38"W x 48"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2015
Ready to Hang
After paintings girl clones I decided to try out painting guy clones.
This is in the style of my signature pieces, where I combine fashion based bodies and pop culture references as a form of masks or helmets.
Acrylic on gallery wrapped 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.