Is the image part of a series and where was it originally shown? Has the original sold?
Acid Rain Dance” is part of an on-going series of paintings I’ve been developing in 2016. Slowly, I’ve been transitioning my large scale work in aerosol paint into smaller works with acrylic paints. I feel this new medium allows for new progression and ideas. I can really take the time to develop these paintings in my studio, rather than a time sensitive project like an outdoor mural. Eventually, I’d like to translate the new techniques developed back into large scale mural work.
Original 18”x24” painting was created in the summer of 2016 using acrylics on stretched canvas. Painting is available for exhibition or purchase and has never been shown in an gallery setting.
Do you have a reason why you chose certain original images to become prints?
I like the composition and complexity of the piece. It also relates in style to the large scale mural I produced for last year’s Shine Festival.
When did you first consider yourself an artist?
I want to say it was constantly drawing as a child but back then I just liked to draw, I didn’t consider myself an artist. I think the first time I ever thought of myself as an artist was after my first solo show in 2005.
Growing up, were there particular artists you idealized?
There were a lot but I think H.R. Giger had the most effect on me as an aspiring artist.
Are there any present day artists that inspire you or influence your work?
Current favorites would have to be: Greg Simkins, Aaron Horkey, Josh Keyes, Alex Pardee and Nychos. Their techniques, line work and work ethics inspire me everyday.