Hello again dear readers,
I took a break from commissions for a few hours last week to shoot some reference photos for my new 2015 APOKO – LIPS series. I’m thinking the new works are going to be full of energy and more experimental than most of the pieces from 2014. Hopefully I’ll be able put more work in on them soon.
There is a lot of work to be done before the pieces these photos were shot for will be finished. They’ll need to go through a few different processes first. I already have the concepts thought out, but usually the initial idea gets built upon over time to encompass a variety of other ideas. The process is really a stream of consciousness exercise.
In other news, I’ve decided to put three previously unavailable, transitional works from 2014 up for grabs. I concocted these moody works mid year during a very cynical period, most likely brought on by not painting for the previous five months. It was an experimental time where I worked with different techniques and media prior to finding my current course. Pieces such as these allowed time for the dark, sulky mood to pass so the rainbows could stretch out and smile again.
“Let Your Dolls Face Dry Then Reattach”
For me, the pieces were meant to be a reaction to the current state of social media and the public’s willingness to put absolutely anything and everything, no matter how personal or petty, online for the world to see. I now feel that the thinned out, smeared pastel portraits are probably more of a hard look at myself during a specific, unpleasant frame of time and mind.
These works are only available for a limited time, so for more information or to grab yours while you can,
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I hope you enjoy the new reference photos and pastel drawings. I better get back to work on the commissions.
Until next time,