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 elements of typography. These materials are assembled using Photoshop and Illustrator. I refer to the techniques I’ve developed as Paint and Pixels. These portraits are some of 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 reflective about my artistic career, unpacking its evolution. Thus, the desire to recreate some of my iconic images in the tone and style I currently employ has become a bit of an obsession. During this process I recognized that my early work included several images of persons that appear to be screaming. I connected emotionally to these early works that are reflective of my current mood regarding a world gone mad. Cathartically, I thought it would be an interesting challenge to experiment with idea of screaming figuratively and literally.