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”
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 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.
“SELF PORTRAIT OF A CURIOUS AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN”
I FOUND MYSELF IN A BAD PLACE RECENTLY, FULL OF ANGER AND RAGE. FEELING LIKE THE COLLAR AROUND MY NECK WAS GETTING TIGHTER AND TIGHTER. I FELT LIKE A FAILURE, A LOSER, LIKE THE POWERS THAT BE WERE CURSING ME FOR SOME REASON. I NEEDED TO RELEASE TENSION, TO EXPRESS. TO PUT MY RAGE TO SOME GOOD USE. REALLY TO INDULGE IN SOME CREATIVE THERAPY, THIS IS THE END RESULT. I CALL IT
“WHOS GONNA SAVE MY SOUL NOW”
THIS POST COMES AS THE BEGINNING OF ME DOCUMENTING ART EXHIBITIONS I ATTEND HERE FREQUENTLY IN NYC. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO BESIDES CREATE ART IS TO GO SEE IT, BEFOR I EVER HAD THE COURAGE TO TRY MY HAND AT CREATING MYSELF I WOULD SPEND MY TIME ANY TIME I HAD GOING TO SEE ART, GOING TO SEARCH FOR INSPIRATION WHEREVER I COULD. JUST SPENDING DAYS AND DAYS GOING TO GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS. I TRY TO KEEP AN OPEN MIND AND CHECK OUT ANYTHING THAT SPARKS MY INTEREST. THESE VISUALS ARE PART OF A GROUP SHOW TO START OFF THE NEW SEASON OF ART. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE SHOW AT THE MASTERS GALLERY IN BROOKLYN ON 111 FRONT ST.