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Self-Portrait

11.00"W x 14.00"H x 1.0"D

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Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: self-portrait, abstract

Media: canvas, oil

Size: 11"W x 14"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2018

I have never been the most technical skilled artist. My first impulse when I ever pick up the brush is to place an arbitrary color and see how I react with it and the tactile emotion that manifests in the process. That process is incredibly enjoyable to me and is the means by which I created almost all of my abstracts. With this piece however I wanted to break from my routine and do something that would be a challenge and that wouldn't be just painting non-representational.

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.

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