Wednesday, April 10

Monday, April 1

Elk Gnome BBQ

Title: ''Elk Gnome BBQ"
200 x 150 cm painted drawing on paper roll.

The True Nature of Men, or Love's not Love


Title: "The True Nature of Men, or Love's not Love".
200 x 150 cm painted drawing on paper roll. 

Friday, March 22

Queens R Kings

''Queens R Kings''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Love's Not Love

''Love's Not Love''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Studio View






Love's Not Love

''Love's Not Love''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019



The Kiss


''The Kiss''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019 

                                     

El Beso

''El Beso''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Rip it Out Baby!

''Rip it Out Baby!''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Break My Heart and Rip it Out

''Break My Heart and Rip it Out''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Gnome BBQ Deer

''Gnome BBQ Deer''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Skewer My Heart

''Skewer My Heart''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Beavers R Cute

''Beavers R Cute''
200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2018


Wood Gnome

200 x 150 cm 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2019

Love's a Heaping Pile of Shit


''Love's a Heaping Pile of Shit''
230 x 170 cm, 94 x 69'' mixed media on panel, 2019

Leaders Aren't Made, They are Created

''Leaders Aren't Made, They are Created''
200 x 150, 79 x 59'' painted drawing on paper, 2018






Friday, October 30

"Oh my Ears, my Whiskers" 4

60 x 40 cm, mixed media.  I really love this series of paintings. Rabbits are a constant theme and wanted a narrative using a cottage. 

Monday, June 16

Going Abstract
























When I moved to NY in 1997 I decided to change my work. Since I had decided to change my life, the change in my painting seemed logical.  The move was quite radical and I started from zero in NY. I was quite well set-up in Barcelona and very comfortable there when I left.  NY was necessary to start fresh and leave the pop images behind and just concentrate on painting what I loved, which was abstraction.  That work culminated in a show in Barcelona at Galeria Victor Saavedra in 2000, where I showed these and other works. 

Exterminating Angels





































































I used to go to this junk store around the corner from my studio in the Raval, which was called the Barrio Chino, but now they (El Ayuntamiento, ie. City Hall) have sanitized both name and hood after tearing-down the worst parts of the neighborhood and eliminating a lot of the marginal activities like prostitution, drug dealing and whatever else. That still goes on, but it is nothing like it was. Anyways, I'd go to this junk shop when I was stuck in the studio and find curious stuff, like old photos, figurines, etc. I found this cheesy cast figure of an angel with a movable head that I painted and these are the outcome. The painting with the male figure is Brains from the Thunderbirds, which was another series of paintings I did but fits with this theme.
All these paintings are 230 x 170cm.  I believe one of these paintings was shown at Galeria Tomas Carsten in Barcelona in 1995 -- the angel with the turquoise back ground.  The three works  are in private collections: Javier Herrero, Barcelona and Juan Redon, Barcelona.

Mortadelo and Filemon





















































When I moved to Barcelona in 1988, the city was a very out-of-the-way-place. An alternative, unknown quantity, very authentic, and for me quite exotic in its authenticity. I knew instinctively even before coming here that there was nothing going on as far as visual art. Well, there were things going on but they definitely weren't very interesting as far as painting, seeing paintings, good galleries were concerned. That was fine for me. Sailor bars, junkies, and locals. Real stuff in your face. That was inspiring if not disturbing. I needed to develop my work and isolate myself from my surroundings. One of the things that grabbed my eye was the comic book "Mortadelo and Filemon", quintessentially Spanish, and very interesting  visually to look at. I wandered around my neighborhood, looking at stuff. It wasn't the comic parse that I liked, but the covers, which were well displayed in the kiosks on the Ramblas  That was a continuous presence and something very native and pop. There was some good painting coming through town. Bits and bobs at the Caixa Forum.  Some great shows.  I liked the frenetic warped surreal scenes and the bright, garish colors. I ended-up painting Mortadelo and Filemon. Well, just Mortadelo --230 x 170cm size in oil. The two paintings in the photo are installation shots from the show I did at Carles Poy Gallery in 1993, in Barcelona.

Psyco-Bunnies
































The bunny portraits are installation shots shots from the expo I did at Carles Poy Gallery, Barcelona in 1993.
The two painting below are 230 x 175 cm of the cosmic bunnies series that I did. I showed the one with the bluish ground at Kiku Mistu Centro del Arte, Barcelona in 1996, and subsequently sold both of them privately.