think I made this painting because I wanted something red. There
hadn't been any red paintings in a while, so I decided to fix that
quick with a nice little painting. It's a fairly basic piece, but
there's a certain character that shines through; you've probably
noticed that I have a penchant for making things look crowded and
complicated. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes it's not.
Simplicity and sticking to the basics are good traits, and when
the basic ingredients come together, everything just gels.
back side was scribbled together one day, and then left alone for
a number of months. Eventually, I found some ideas, grabbed a red
pencil (courtesy of the local art supply store), and colored the
piece in. This is just about the perfect complimentary B-Side, one
that has the same feel as the main work, but carries its own style
all fits in with my own way of mixing music and graffiti art and
various abstract artists like Miro and Mondrian and Pollack and
Rouault and Kandinski. When I wasn't painting or screwing around,
I was pouring through as many art history books I could find, looking
for inspiration and fresh ideas. Ideas that haven't already been
beaten to death decades ago.
works on display here are the perfect example of that.