Size: 18"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
My abstracted portraits, under the title, “Fading Identities,” is an homage to people of our past and present. Every one of these individuals helped create the world to how it is today. You might question the title, “Fading Identities” as the opposite of a homage, due to the verb fading, but in reality, as these paintings exude.. The actual identity of each individual might visually fade over time from our memories, but there are still fragments and pieces of each that we always tend to remember, even if it is just a silhouette of the whole.
The next subject, “White Space Designs”, is a more expressionistic dedication to our world in design. Each of these pieces utilize created elements of design over a white background and through the usage of color theory and the full spectrum, create designs that are optically kinetic, or quaintly stationary just to exude beauty within a composition.
Throughout my last 20 years in the field of fine arts, I have had an exquisite fascination with color theory and the effects of using the entire spectrum within a work to create illusions and movement. My inspirations such as Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely have given me the foundation in my studies of their works, and I have built upon that, along with my background in graphic design, to create abstracted portraits, expressionistic designs, and intricate mandalas. Each of my main subject focuses has lone intentions, but comprise the same technique in which my art is created, that allow my work to be an homage to not only individuals or designs, but rather, color in general.