I've been chipping away at this new painting and about 10 others. I shifted from color to only using black and white oil paint. Stay tuned for more progress pictures and updates.
A GOOD FRIEND AND ARTIST MAKING WAVES
Check out the work of my good friend Michael Vasquez working out of Miami, FL. I’ve followed Michael’s work for years. When I had my studio in Miami he would come by sometimes and enjoy a beer with me. He has always shown me a lot of love.
His work deals with growing up and not knowing where you belong. Thousands of boys don’t have a father figure in the U.S. and Michael was one of them. I think this is why his narrative focuses on street and gang life. It’s a way for young males to find a home and look up to someone.
MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "The Line Up" 2009 | acrylic on canvas | 72 x 96"
MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "Zombies" 2009 | acrylic on canvas | 72 x 96"
MICHAEL VASQUEZ | "Chain Strangle" 2010 | acrylic on canvas | 60 x 84"
View more works at: Michael Vasquez
KIKI VALDES -
"Rivals" Oil on Panel 2011
Image: David Uribe
KIKI VALDES STUDIO
This was taken around the middle of 2010. Many, many small paintings.
My brother is
The other day I was at the supermarket with my brother...Then when we reached the checkout line, I realized something. My brother kind of reminds me of someone...then it dawned on me...
Photo by David UpnUp.
This is a detail of a piece titled "Hurricane, Erosion Hoop Dream." 2010
To view the photos: UpnUP Daily