So, in the end of March I decided, kind of on a whim, to go with some of my non-arts involved friends to Artworks and see their show and eat some of their free food. There were some cool things happening, but I didn't really love the show that was happening at ArtSpace. My favorite pieces were these huge, beautiful, very vibrant abstract pieces by Vinnie Gonzalez. He used metallic paints and a few other materials to create just really interesting and organic, but also almost extraterrestrial images. According to his artist statement, all of his work deals with one's relationship to the unrefined beauty of their environment and his paintings have developed through his allowing the paint to really guide his pieces. His paintings have a wonderful depth to them, but also a lightness. He is very aware of color and uses it to his advantage. I do not see his work influencing mine in any way because there is almost no overlap in subject matter, material, content, etc, but I love his work because it is beautiful and that is more than enough.
I am an art student at Maggie Walker and this is the place where I talk about what we're making and what we're learning... Through this I can pour out my heart about my artistic experience.