ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD COMES FROM THE APPRECIATION EITH MY SURROUNDINGS AND FINDING THE SUBTLE YET RAW BEAUTY THAT IS HIDDEN IN EVERY CRACK AND CREVICE.. THE VISUALS FROM A HOOD MUCH LIKE THE ONES YOU SEE ON TV.. OCCUPIED WITH DISMAY AND HOPE WITH POLICE AND STRUGGLE WITH TRASH AND VACANCY.. WITH BROKEN DREAMS AND THE BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS.. THIS IS ITS ALL GOOD IN THE HOOD AND TO ME THE HOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD.
(These visuals reflect my personal observation and a small glimpse into the East New York, Crown Heights and Brownsville neighborhoods in Brooklyn. All areas I’ve lived in one time or another in my life. Hope you and enjoy and stay Woke)
Excited and proud to finally unveil my newest piece. This piece like all means a lot to me but I have to admit there is something sweet about making a piece this large. It took me approximately 2 nights to finish it and was done with a mixed technique on cardboard. The subject matter of the piece is a scattered universe of sub-conscience thoughts. To me it’s reassurance of my place in this world and a defining moment in my artistry, I’m an artist and I’ll never stop creating. Ever. This piece is called “BLACK THOUGHTS”
THIS IS AN ABSTRACT PIECE I HAVE RECENTLY PAINTED IN ACRYLIC. I THINK THIS PIECE IS WHAT I WOULD CALL A PURE EXPRESSION AT ITS TRUEST FORM, NOTHING CALCULATED ACCEPT FOR THE ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE AND REALIZING ONE HAS ALREADY DONE SO. ENJOY THIS PIECE AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. IT CURRENTLY REMAINS UNTITLED. THE PIECE IS 17X14 ON MIXED MEDIA.
FOR ALL OF YOU WHO DO NOT KNOW WHO DAVID KOCH IS HES A VICE PRESIDENT OF A LARGE PRIVATELY HELD CONGLOMERATE NAMED AFTER HIM AND HIS BROTHER KOCH INDUSTRIES. THIS GUY IS THE DEFINITION OF JUST HOW POWERFUL GREED AND MONEY CAN BE. HE NOW HAS HIS OWN WING AT THE MET THAT THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR A COUPL;E OF YEARS. I THOUGHT IN HIS HONOR I WOULD PAINT A PORTRAIT OF HIM THAT I THOUGHT BEST DESCRIBED HIM. SO HERE YOU GO. THIS IS 20X16 ON COLD PRESS DONE IN ACRYLIC CHARCOAL AND SOFT PASTELS. HOPE YOU ENJOY AND CHECK OUT THE NEW DAVID KOCH WING AT THE MET.
THIS ABSTRACT PIECE I WANTED TO CONCENTRATE ON TONES PROGRESSING, THE FALL FOR ME BRINGS A CERTAIN PROGRESSION AND FORWARD THINKING AND I THINK THESE ARE THE COLORS IM ATTRACTED TO AS WELL. THE FALL BRINGS THE LEAVES AND BRINGS CHANGE WHETHER YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH IT OR NOT. THE TITLE COMES FROM A MILES DAVIS TRACK OFF OF THE MILES IN BERLIN ALBUM THAT I WAS LISTENING TO WHILE COMPLETING THIS PAINTING. ITS MEANT TO BE PERCEIVED HOWEVER YOU SEE FIT. THE PIECE WAS COMPLETED WITH ACRYLIC PAINT AND SOME PASTELS ON MIXED MEDIA. THE MEASUREMENTS ARE 17X14.
NEWEST ABSTRACT PIECE IVE CREATED TITLED SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING WAS DONE WITH ACRYLIC PAINT ON MIXED MEDIA AND IS 20X16. I TITLED IT THIS BECAUSE LIKE WITH SOME PAINTINGS I DO ONCE I HAVE AN IDEA ABOUT IT AND I START ACTUALLY PAINTING BY THE TIME THE END RESULT IS EVER REACHED THE ENTIRE IDEA PROBABLY HAS CHANGED THEREFORE SOMETIMES HAVING ME FORGET WHAT IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING, OH YEA IT WAS “SOMETHING ABOUT SOMETHING”
THE VISUALS BELOW ARE FROM AN OPENING I ATTENDED NOT TOO LONG AGO AT THE SAFARI GALLERY IN SOHO. IT FEATURED ARTIST WYATT NEUMANN. THE VISUALS WERE IN BLACVK AND WHITE SO I FIGURED I WOULD MINE IN BLACK AND WHITE AS WELL TO SORT OF HAVE IT FLOW SMOOTHLY. ENJOY.
THIS IS MY NEWEST PIECE I HAVE COMPLETED AND JUST IN TIME FOR AN UPCOMING GROUP SHOW WHERE I WILL BE DISPLAYING A PIECE OF MY WORK FOR THE FIRST TIME.I CHOSE THIS PIECE TO BEST REPRESENT MY VISUALS. HOPE YOU DIG IT, LEAVE A COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. THE PIECE WAS DONE ON CANVAS PANEL USING ACRYLIC PAINT, CHARCOAL, AND SOME SOFT PASTELS. MEASUREMENTS ARE 16X20.
THIS PAINTING REPRESENTS ME AND THE WORLD AROUND ME PLEADING FOR ME TO FEED INTO DARK TEMPTATIONS BUT ITS OF NO CONSEQUENCE, WELL SOMETIMES. THIS PAINTING IS 12X9 AND DONE IN ACRYLIC PAINT AND PASTELS ON MIXED MEDIA .