Artist's statement: Jester's Statement
Being blessed with an amazing amount of creativity, my art became a way to release tension and views on society. What started out as drawing anime from watching Adult Swim as a teen, blossomed into a style of surrealism and conceptual-ism. Being an individual who was bullied and singled out for being unique, I am thankful because it gave me realistic views and fuel to share my pain and relate to others. While my art may seem very bright and optimistic based on the colors, donít be fooled. Inside lays a deep powerful , sometimes dark symbolism that I am trying to reach to you. My goal as an artist is to make meaningful art that lasts through the ages. I am not just producing to match your furniture. The days where the artists were celebrities have died due to television and other technology, and I am trying to bring that age back. It was an age where people were famous for pure talent and intelligence, not who they knew or knowing how to say a few words or stupid stunts for fame.
I would compare my mind to a gerbil an exercise wheel. It is forever running and producing ideas. Having a sketch pad or at least a pen is essential so I can blot down a vision or idea the instant it hits me. From visions in dreams to inspiration from a conversation at a local deli, my ideas never seem to stop. That being so, I continue these visions into final pieces ranging from paper, wood, cardboard, pastel board, or anything I find that is suitable for the medium I am using. As you can see, recycling is important to me. I donít see the need in spending money on expensive canvas all the time when I have a good piece of recycled ďwhateverĒ that I can save from being in a landfill. That is a big reason why oil pastels are my most common medium, it is suitable on almost all surfaces.
When you look at my art you arenít just looking at a picture, you are looking at a piece of me. A piece of me that I put in every picture that is completed. That being so, a single piece of art can be very draining. It is very common for me to work on multiple works at a time to try and level it out. I call it switching energy but perhaps it is procrastination or buckling out when it gets difficult. That being said, Iíve got pieces ranging from floral, conceptual-ism, surrealism, and still life. Pieces that tend to be more boring tend to take longer but when completed I am satisfied. When I look at a painting that has been sitting around unfinished, and I donít have to mess with it, it fills a hole in my heart. Many of my pieces are oil pastel, but I have been experimenting with watercolor and other mediums. I'll be using different mediums, with varying styles very soon. But of course, always very bright and colorful, and always really strange. Like yours truly!
What you are seeing is slightly sugar coated. I am ready to unlock more doorways of my mind. My common blank backgrounds will soon be detailed in surrealistic worlds, the way I see things, the way most people hide them themselves. In the future I plan by releasing one major painting among others in a solo show. I plan on having a theatrical act describing the symbolism and showing the viewers how I interpret the piece. I want you to feel the emotion to the maximum. Get ready to get disturbed, but always entertained.
My email has recently been changed because I haven't been receiving everything. Almost every work has a detailed story if you want to know it, send me an email. (even the portraits)
Artist's Biography: I am a Us citizen but this site was nice enough to let me join. I suffer from mixed bipolar and PTSD, and Anxiety. The price of postage will be part of the price. Any questions let me know, I am really open minded. My style is rather large, it's rare for me to do a small drawing because i draw big. If there is a certain surface you want let me know i will be using paper, pastelbord, wood, cardboard primed canvas, or anything i get my hands on. That will also make a difference. I am really excited to be a part of this great site and meet other artists who have suffered as i do.