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
One definition of a charm is a verbal formula believed to have magical force. New paintings and assemblages by Jenifer Renzel explore the notion of a purely visual charm invoked by combining disparate images, parts, and mediums. If you are intrigued, confused, or disconcerted by a piece, the charm worked.
Painting is relaxing and meditative to me–it calms my mind and is a source of contentment & joy. This work is an expression of this experience and I wish it may spark some of that joy wherever this art will be. ~Nadja Martens
New works created in a host of media during a hyperactive hallucinogenic fever dream of creativity and imagination. Steven Borelli has been drawing since he was a fetus. The inside of his mother's womb is tattooed with the product of his blossoming visions. Today, between fever dreams and feeding his cat, Borelli is still an artist. Doing arty things. For art's sake.
KALEID Gallery is very proud to present "Art is Life and Only Life" 40 year retrospective of art work by resident gallery artist Gianfranco Paolozzi. Please join us on first Friday Aug. 4th at 7:30pm for a tour of the show led by Gianfranco and a live performance by the Paolozzi Tango Trio.
Gianfranco was born in a small Italian village in 1952. He has always been an artist and musician; he remembers drawing and creating art from as early as preschool and received his prized accordion at the age of 9 (which he continues to play while performing with his Paolozzi Tango Trio)
There is nothing that could unite Fruit And Mammals together except their squareness; 3 x 3 feet each, spaced 3 feet apart, and that I made them in sequence. And that I made them. Each painting is a stray thought (with layers and layers of more thoughts underneath) and the layers are no more related than the five paintings are between each other. I start by making the canvas as ugly as possible: the worst colours, awful–seriously awful– lines and shapes. I make the grossest compositions until I reach a point where, no exaggeration, it is hard to bear to look at them; I truly cringe inside. Each painting went through this between two and six times before I let it become finished. ~Denis Korkh
Prints and paintings by Brandon Anderton An ensemble of mindful meditations expressed through art.