Size: 13"W x 10"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Contemplation on spiritual manifestations and existentialist awareness were the primary focal points of this piece. In creating this piece I was inspired by the stoicism of the central figures face and body relating it to a reverence for the spiritual. Her beautiful headpiece and clothing were something that I haven't seen before and seemed so foreign and otherworldly to me that she appeared to be a heavenly or sagacious type of individual. In my collages I do not strive to associate known images with their actual contexts but rather to develop a kind of language in which I disassociate the two to create a surface impression in the expressive dialog I am undertaking. This piece is framed by me in a matte black metal with its glass suspended upon black innerspace and is ready to hang on your wall.
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.