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Path- 48″ x 30″
This piece has been inspired by the multiple paths people in 2018 have spent their way coming up and going down. While politics have had their ups and downs in recent times, other subject matters come up. Some of the most exclusive men became exposed for allegations, that rang out all of their success. In the culture of art, it seems like you can be an overnight success since so many people are being so easily exposed, but now how do you stand out with so many?
Parallel Perspectives- 36″ x 36″
The title is exploring two worlds that should never meet. While the worlds can mean any two things coming together that you would like to relate them to, I have my own personal inspiration. I encourage those to tell me what two forces they saw coming together upon seeing this painting, feel free to send me a message through the inquiries tab up top or any form of communication you have with me.
Parellel Perspectives (9/24/2018)
Relief in the Addict (RIP Mac Miller)- 16″ x 12″
Working with addiction, repetition, routine- it all begins to bled together as things become intermixed with habits. Looking at the life of a figure like Mac Miller, he inspired me from my 7th grade bus trips with my iPod in hand. I grew up in the same realm of high school and development with him and his music. This makes this one hard on me. Hearing how much more in depth he had become over the years that I listened gave me inspiration. I flick through the drugged out projects and other worlds he explored for us. This painting is a representation of the struggle that he felt, and I felt through his music. It’s a component that is very interesting to me. These different faces show the pain and complexity that reflect his lifestyle and artwork. Rest in paradise king, you’ll always be an inspiration to me.
Relief in the Addict (9/11/2018)
Patience for Greatness- 48″ x 24″ Acrylic on Canvas (SOLD)
I’ve been stuck wanting to excel faster than I can create. The frustration is encouraging a drastic change in my life. With all the has happened, I found myself receiving condolences one night in a mesmerizing scene. Looking at this piece from left to right, we see a book in the bottom left corner. This book represents the education I was receiving from a business school in Pittsburgh. The figure above the book is a side profile of me being lectured by an authority figure looking over my choices. I am covering my ears in an effort to resist what I was being told about my future. The white figure to the right of the authority represents my awakening moment. This personal experience jolted me into having a confidence I seem to have lacked my whole life. Looking to the right of that was my potential future. While the thought of a suit and tie job traveling on a transit scared me immensely (shown by the expression on the face), I found myself transferring into a saturated life expressing myself more and more. The colors and city represent the life I intend to live in the near future. While it can be tempting to risk it all for the life of an artist, drop out, travel, experience things- there is the risk of getting there. The same night I expressed this potential life is the same instance that I was given the advice of being patient, trusting the process. While this is exactly what I didn’t want to hear, I have to accept it. When it comes down to it, whether it be in a year or in 20, eventually I will have to either sink or swim in the industry, this being shown in the bottom right corner. Drifting in the water on an inter tube, basically waiting my turn on all of this.
Patience for Greatness (9/8/2018)
BREAKTHROUGH- 48” x 30” Acrylic on Canvas
This is a very personal piece. The thought behind this is the rut I have dug myself in my life. When you do things a certain way for so long, it becomes routine, not allowing any chance for change. When the realization occurred, it was during a talk with a friend. We discussed our intentions for our future. When looking at the big picture, it seems as if the colorful wave that is present in most of my works is the lack of clearity in my life as of late. After this talk, I figured the best way to represent it would be to allow the viewers to see the figure as it literally breaks through the colors, exposing the white of the it. While the figure breaks through, it is entering a new field, a more stable and controlled life, displayed through precise fields of color. This piece is showing that this is just the start, as it should get much more controlled from here on out.
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