Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2016
Prince has been my creative idol since I was 12. I have been painting images of him and inspired by his music for years. His passing leaves a massive hole in the music world; one which can never be filled, but with his memory and the music, visuals and energy he left behind. I painted this as a farewell tribute.
Latin American/Caribbean artist John Gascot spent the first twelve years of his life in Puerto Rico, a fact to which he attributes his love of bold color. While he creates in a variety of styles, Latin Pop paintings are his signature. He affectionately coined the style "Latin Pop" after years of unsuccessful attempts at categorizing the work as one genre or another. The series combines elements of Pop, Cubism and Folk and is flavored with a Latin/Global sensibility. His work is in various collections across the US and Europe. He is also a contributor to the Arts section of the Huffington Post.