Behold brings contemporary fine art to The Lost Sparrow

Behold, a painting from the first movement of my 2017 Views collection, was published in The Lost Sparrow.

The image captures the frenzied pace of Los Angeles within the frame of a cool and relaxed subject of desire. Behold is 36×36 inches, acrylic and sharpie on canvas, and is part of the first movement of my 2017 Views collection, which explores meaning in a contemporary context through a visual language of landscapes, male figures, power, light, and communications.

Visit http://lostsparrowpress.com to purchase your copy of the chapbook for $7. The collected works include prose, poetry, and fine art from collected contributors.


Peek, Peep, and Peer on display in Los Angeles during August 


I’m excited to share that Peek, Peep, and Peer will be part of Tag Gallery’s CA Open 2017, on display in Los Angeles, August 9-26. 
Views is my 2017 fine art collection that explores the human condition through a visual language shaped by light, power, communications, sexuality, and the landscape. Each set explores how we perceive, using a variety of media to analyze the view. 

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Views IV: A fine art collection of digital, narrative collage


Views IV is an emotional and digital exploration of commodification using photography, digital collage, and color as modes of expression. The nine-piece set explores various world-‘views’ through figurative line-drawings. Unnatural color effects and iPhone pixelations remind viewers of our own natural ability to shape reality through perception.

Rebound

As in the companion sets, found images from various porn Tumblr and Reddit-type sites are rendered into superimposed, line-drawn subjects. Color-manipulated digital photographs, mostly shot using iOS devices in California, evoke the layered effects of past experience and future expectation upon a living moment. 

Reiteration

Views IV is a collection of works on memory and the moment. The nine digital collages are printed on metal, 11 x 14 inches. $350 each. 

Representation

Digital moments captured in Views IV 

Views IV is an emotional and digital exploration of commodification using photography, digital collage, and color as modes of expression. The nine-piece set explores various world-‘views’ through figurative line-drawings. Unnatural color effects and iPhone pixelations remind viewers of our own natural ability to shape reality through perception.


As in the companion sets, found images from various porn Tumblr and Reddit-type sites are rendered into superimposed, line-drawn subjects. Color-manipulated digital photographs, mostly shot using iOS devices in California, evoke the layered effects of past experience and future expectation upon a living moment. 


Views IV is a collection of works on memory and the moment. The nine digital collages are printed on metal, 11 x 14 inches. $350 each. 

Views III is a fine art critique on the human experience 


The third movement of the Views collection is focused on dialogue. It is a point/counterpoint exploration of communications, technology, and queer sexually. Images and handwriting create a visual environment where language reveals varying perceptions from viewpoints that may be any assortment of straight to queer, celebratory to predatory, religious to lecherous, or supportive to radical. 



These narrative landscapes are physically layered over ink paintings, raised by just a few centimeters. Duality is present in all the works, which seem to argue with one another on symbolism and meaning. 


This hybrid reality recalls the layered existence of queer masculinity. The paintings explore the objectification of the human experience, using a visual language of power, light, and sexuality. The encounters—from online comments to locker room glances—are recognizable to a contemporary audience because they are harvested from our post digital reality. 
Each of the works is paired with its cut companion piece, offering an attempt to reconstruct context, while simultaneously emphasizing the solitary nature of holding a single view. 


There are three sizes of works in Views III: 10 x 10, 12 x 18, and 18 x 24. They are all acrylic ink and sharpie pen layered beneath hand-written, internet-based, narrative poetry.