Size: 24"W x 28"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
In this composition I allowed the raw colors and patterns to first form their own base without allowing any figurative meanings behind them to surface. At this stage in the painting I more or less was reliant on developing a dialogue internally as I made sense of the figures and the piece itself as they manifested into being. Towards the end of this piece I had a realization that the emotions I was channeling were very reverent and had their roots in the same emotions I had as a child looking at Mary and the Christ Child.
My name is Evan Michaels Estrada and I am a San Antonio based artist and musician whose primary genres of painting are in the vein of abstract and expressionism. Through these genres I have come to define my personal art as being the mode of communication between myself, others and the nature of reality as told through the vocabulary of color, shape, and form as opposed to drawing strictly from topical stimuli and more so exploring the reactionary emotional element of the medium. I was originally raised in Anchorage, AK before returning to Texas. In 2009 I began to study art and music at Northwest Vista College where I was first exposed to the artworks of Max Ernst, Jean Michele Basquiat and Jackson Pollack from whom inspired me to start painting. Currently I am a Picture Framer at Kurt Youngbloods Framing and Art.