Size: 24"W x 36"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
In our current day and age, there has been a constant need to define, and separate, anyone different from another. No matter if it is due to skin tone, sexual preference, gender identity, race, social behavior, communication barriers, or any other excuse that can be possibly imagined. Well, when it comes down to it, even though the outside perception of what defines one individual, it does not separate us from being made from the exact same thing as a whole on a much grander scale. This painting, illustrates everything is connected to each other, and even though you can see many differences and flaws, yet they are all still made of the same thing. Don’t let the differences effect you, let them be praised for the entire symphony of colors it creates in the composition.
This is a piece from my series, “White Space Designs,” I utilize placement of design elements, and popular culture references, to guide the viewer into the mind of a designer and what it means to utilize contrasting and complementary color palettes cohesively, to accent the basis and dramatic nature of the designs themselves, without complicating the entire image with a blast of color and design, the minimalistic nature of white balances the designs to allow energy to flow freely without overburdening the viewer’s optics.
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.