Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
I started a series of collages mainly to get back to my roots as an artist. I found this medium helps me in channeling a process much more adeptly than any other approach. I think its because of the readily available wealth of imagery that is at my disposal that I am able to channel my thought much faster into a constructed form. This particular piece was brought on by a recurring theme of a deluge and the demonstrative effect it has on evening the balance of nature. In many mythologies and belief structures around the world a deluge arises and washes the world anew. The deluge in my own philosophy ha the same effect and I look on the concept fondly as I begin a newer phase of artistic and personal development. This specific collage was the catalyst of that process and is framed in a clean matte-black metal frame on inner-space and ready to hang.
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.