Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm becoming my own hero. And that's healthy!

Hello my boys and girls and frequent trolls who surf the web looking for inappropriate content. This month has been a little crazy I've been trying to look for a job and couldn't find any. It makes it a lot harder when someone tells you they are gonna hire then 2 weeks of non answered phone calls you finally go to the place he's not hiring you. But that's not what this blog is about! It's about my work and my ways of getting the work done!

I guess my bedroom is slowly becoming a studio. Everything is running up the walls to make space for gesso piles on top of furniture and lots of loosely rolled work I need to store. I actually just store them in front of me in open air.

I worked more on the personal sort of like Wizard of Oz ish paintings and this is one of them below. It's charcoal on duralar and it's one of the antagonists of the narrative. When I actually start making the big work it's going to look more visually interesting than narratively interesting. I'm more into aesthetics instead of morals you know? I don't want to tell you what to think. If you wanna know what's right or wrong you should ask your mom and if you don't have a mom ask your facebook friends.

The painting below is still in progress and it's also part of the "narrative" paintings. I have a great feeling about these. They remind me a lot of childhood and the feeling of magic. If you follow my work closely you will probably notice a lot of references to old works of mine.

I can't stand working on one type of work only and I already said I started new pens and sharpies and there's one of them below. It's actually more sculptural since it protrudes from the wood. I'm getting into new places with these and they are becoming a challenge to continue. Not a challenge like "oh no these are so hard and I'm so bored producing these" but it's becoming harder and harder to continue this long run and keep it interesting. Interesting to me. But when it does become interesting it feels very rewarding. I guess that's why I'm in it for :)

I almost forgot to mention. I'm having an opening reception at the Dirty Bird Lounge in Hayward. They liked my work (Verses) so I bust it out. More details to come. Come see me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm diggin the clumping of gesso. I also like the patterns you have created and the distance made by the line of gesso.