My first Solo Show: Color Play at STITCH on Melrose Ave. hosted by NWO art Gallery

The intertwining of good company and my colorful array of artworks created in the past year amalgamated into one great night. The title "Color Play" encapsulated my intention for the show, which was to showcase the experimental styles in which I manipulated the paint to created a facade that suggests no exploration of any serious iconography. Which in fact was a ruse for the underlying themes explored in each painting. 

Scroll down to read the themes I explore in each painting. 

 Because messes can be beautiful and to showcase the turmoil before the show after only having a week to finish preparing after having just come back from Art Basel Miami. . .

Because messes can be beautiful and to showcase the turmoil before the show after only having a week to finish preparing after having just come back from Art Basel Miami. . .

"Giraffe City"

Here, I explore the struggles of over-saturation in metropolitans in contrast to the ever thinning habitats of wildlife preservatives. This painting removes the wild giraffe from its sparse and nearly destroyed habitat and puts them into a pseudo "natural" city landscape where they now take the place of humans.

 An emotional expressive compulsion painting meant for the purpose of purely evoking emotion

An emotional expressive compulsion painting meant for the purpose of purely evoking emotion

 "Stand Strong" - A metaphor for tackling obstacles with a sense of humor while maintaining control and strength.

"Stand Strong" - A metaphor for tackling obstacles with a sense of humor while maintaining control and strength.

 "Las Angeles" - A tale of two beautiful, energetic cities and molding them into one.

"Las Angeles" - A tale of two beautiful, energetic cities and molding them into one.

 "The City of Lights" -- An abstract expressionist rendering capturing the energy of the NYC times square or any city in the world that contains a large conglomeration of people and its traffic.

"The City of Lights" -- An abstract expressionist rendering capturing the energy of the NYC times square or any city in the world that contains a large conglomeration of people and its traffic.

 "Color Play" -- Capturing the present moment and imagintaion between two lovers in a state of embrace.

"Color Play" -- Capturing the present moment and imagintaion between two lovers in a state of embrace.

 "The Anatomy of Self Infliction" -- Examining the brilliant anatomy of the woodpecker in its ability to sustain concussions, while also serving as a metaphor for entering into the unknown without self doubt. 

"The Anatomy of Self Infliction" -- Examining the brilliant anatomy of the woodpecker in its ability to sustain concussions, while also serving as a metaphor for entering into the unknown without self doubt. 

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