Subject Tags: spray-paint, original painting, original artwork, patina, blues, yellow, blue and yellow, celebrity art, celebrity, yeezy, kanyewest, kanye, popart, pop art, acrylic painting, original acrylic, colorful
Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
I decided to paint a portrait of Yeezy during his "blue period"; I think it was the 808s & Heartbreak album. The colors chosen were inspired by Kanye West's "Heartless" video which is one of my favorites from him.
Sammy Lopez is an artist born and raised in the 716 (Buffalo, NY) with a life long passion for visual arts. After leaving the art world for several years to serve in the U.S. military he has returned to his passion. In his work he combines his worldly knowledge with a foundation in hip-hop and respect for many great artists, those of the arts and of the mic. He predominantly uses acrylic and mixed media on canvas to communicate his art. From this, Sammy recreates the dying pulse of an inner-city with new life, shines light on the gritty misfortune of the downtrodden, and brings some “hood” to fine art and vice versa. Underneath his collective experience, and where the continuing growth of his art is taking him, his message is simple: “Mind Elevation.” With that concept he has adopted the pseudonym.....SL Elevate