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Sometimes painting the figure can be rewarding as all hell, and sometimes painting the figure can be boring as fuck. As someone who has painted and drawn the human figure for 20+ years, it was inevitable that I would eventually slip into some form of abstraction. Abstraction is something I’ve always experimented with in the backgrounds of my figurative work, but I’ve never allowed for the abstraction to be at the forefront of the paintings.

Recently I’ve been working on a series of Fight based paintings involving War, Street Fights, Weaponry, and Destruction. As the series evolved a new set of imagery began to form based off references of natural disasters. From there I began to abstract the Natural Disaster imagery into piles of shapes and color. This new idea quickly took hold, and in all honesty was a lot of fun to paint.

I sent 3 of these new piece up to The Breeze Block Gallery for their next big group show on May 2nd, curated by the amazing Mr Sven Davis. The show is titled Wider Than a Postcard and all the art is on post card sized materials. The lineup for the show is extensive and impressive. Not to be missed.

This was the first Natural Disaster painting that precipitated the abstract pieces.

Broke Dream Acrylic and Gouache on Paper 8.5″x11″

These 3 pieces are being shown at Breeze Block Gallery

“Rain Maker-The Flood of 1916 Mission Valley San Diego,California”

“Otay Dam Failure of 1916 San Diego.Ca”

“Hatfield and The Morena Reservoir-San Diego,Ca 1916”

Wider than a postcard

A group exhibition curated by Sven Davis
2 May – 1 June 2013
“It is not easy writing
someone a postcard.
The size and shape
of the card cut you
down to size…”
—Ron Padgett ‘Postcard’
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