Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, Painting
I’m proud to make an announcement.
My 3-D painting “Tintin & l’Affaire de l’Orbe Pourpre” (Tintin & The Case of The Purple Orb) won, at the 57th Annual Art in the Redwoods Fine Arts Exhibit, both Best of Show and Most Popular (voted by viewers), a first in Gualala Art history.
I also would like to announce 2 upcoming solo exhibitions in 2019: Tim Carmody gallery in May, and Gualala Art Center in June.
The common thread present in all of my work is a joyful playfulness.
My work puts the viewer, whatever their age, back in touch with some childhood feelings. I have seen individuals entering my exhibit with family members, obviously not wanting to be there, and within seconds, their attitude changes. Their eyes lighten up and their facial expression is transformed. They are obviously enjoying themselves.
My paintings are interactive, and require a participation from the viewer. There is a playful inter-action taking place.
I place cultural icons and other elements of contemporary popular culture into a new context to illustrate thought provoking social, political or cultural issues.
PDFs TO VIEW:
Mona Series + Kinetic Mona
Kinetic Paintings + 3 D Paintings
Acrylic & Oil
Water Soluble Color Pencil + Pencil Work
Pen & Ink + Whimsical Sculptures
LINKS TO VIDEOS
Tintin & The Case of The Purple Orb (00:49)
The King & The Duke (00:48)
Nuns With Guns (00:46)
Mona Blue Sky (00:35)
Mona Purple Sky (00:39)
Pandemonium Fairyland 2 (01:37)
Below: – The King & The Duke – acrylic on wood panel – 22 x 37 inches (3 views of the same painting)
In my kinetic art, the image changes depending on your relative position to the painting. The gallery visitors are seen playfully walking back and forth in front of the painting to witness the transformations of the image. In other paintings, the viewer can physically transform the overall image into a myriad of possibilities.
My work is extremely detailed, packed with hidden whimsical information that can only reveal itself upon scrutiny.
Using a bright palette, I paint in acrylic on multi-faceted wood structures.
Below: Nuns with Guns – acrylic on wood panel – 37 x 37 inches – (3 sides on 1 photo)
My goal is to provoke an element of surprise, and transmit playfulness and whimsy to the viewer.
Watch the video presentation of my work:
– Animated slide show of pen work:
Watch the trailer and selected scenes from my film The Book: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebookthemovie/featured
– Short morphing video created for The Book – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcVQAFSc8wM&spfreload=10
*- The Book website: http://www.thebook-themovie.com/
* – Alejandro Jodorowsky: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0423524/
My work encompasses painting, sculpting, pencil work, music, film and animation.
Here is a sample of my work in these different disciplines.
I created Dédicace, a conceptual album reuniting internationally known musicians from four continents.
Cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky used Dédicace extensively in his film Tusk.
As a singer/song writer, I performed in Europe and Africa.
I worked as music producer and wrote jingles and film scores in Europe and America.
I played guitar in the Sausalito-based improv. band These Are Not My Hands.
I wrote, directed and produced The Book, a kitsch science fiction feature film (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers meets Flash Gordon) that pays homage to the sci-fi classics of the 70s and 80s.
Official Selection of festivals in America, Australia and Asia, The Book won 13 awards in 2011, and was hailed as “cult material” by critics and festival audiences.
I freelanced as a graphic artist in Paris and San Francisco, and created whimsical window paintings for businesses and corporations.
Living on the Mendocino coast since 2002, I have been exhibiting my pointillist drawings in local galleries.
In 2015, I began working in acrylic and mixed media.
My Pop art Surrealism style is playful. The subjects are illogical and irrational.
I worked on a series of thematic subjects, such as Mona Lisa, and a whimsical series of lit painted boxes. I’ve developed interactive paintings that invite the viewer to transform the overall image into a myriad of possibilities.