Pintura Fresca a new series of portraits by Fernando "Force129" Amaro Jr. Mixed media character studies inspired from a mural I painted (in the SOFA District) of figments of my imagination that included the people and their pets from the neighborhood. Force129 is an artist & designer currently working & living in San Jose, CA.
My paintings pry and dissect nature and memory to develop an ideal wreckage. Cubism is God’s clutter, an omnidirectional view, facets at all angles. I perceive and slit my roses within their all-seeing entirety whereas my Miasma Series breaks down cubism into abstract form. A frenzy of emotion layered over, under, and through each other to emanate the foulness in beauty and bliss in suffocation. Omni is Latin for all and it is commonly used with words that would describe a god who is all-seeing, all-creating, and all-powerful. I believe it to define most artists as well.
“It has always seemed strange to me that we talk about finding intelligent life on other planets, when we have plenty of intelligent life forms right here on Earth that we should be focusing on saving. Nature and animals have been healing for me in this life, and the natural world is now under attack like never before. In response, I’m drawn to making art about all that is still beautiful in this world, and all that needs protection.” ~Michelle Waters