Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
The elements in this piece( while sensitive to current issues) were not selected out of any type of cultural bias or for the exhibition of suffering but rather for the sake of their aesthetic value. Deeper meaning in context I believe with abstract is solely on the discretion of the viewer. The two women in their lamentation signaled to me a strength amid suffering that I felt should be honored. The overall theme of this piece was the surreal nature of war and violence and the fundamental wierdness of its existence in the first place. In a broader scope this creation is just one offshoot fragmented sentence of my own inner advocation for non-violence. This collage comes readily framed in a matte-black metal with the glass suspended on acrylic innerspace and is 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.