This body of work incorporates my love of street/graffiti art coupled with an abundance of pattern, color, line, and texture. The completed pieces are layers of hand-rendered watercolor, acrylic, and spray-painted elements, combined with photographed textures, vector line work, and sometimes typographic elements. These materials are assembled using Photoshop and Illustrator. I refer to the technique I’ve developed as Paint and Pixels. These portraits are some of my most recognized pieces of artwork, which I define as Low Brow Parisian Punk.
Technique aside, as of late, I have been reimagining works I created almost twenty-five years ago. I have been reflecting on my artistic career and unpacking its evolution. Thus, the desire to recreate some of my iconic images in my current tone and style has become a bit of an obsession. During this process, I recognized that within my early work, there are several images of persons who appear to be screaming. I reconnected emotionally to these early works that reflect my current mood regarding a world gone mad. Cathartically, I thought experimenting with the idea of screaming figuratively and literally would be an interesting challenge.