When I look at this picture and I see my work on the wall, I can’t help but think about the people that have supported me from the very beginning. For this show I had friends cheering me on to succeed and it made me stronger. This year I went to Pop Austin knowing I would meet new collectors and sale art. This was very different than last year where I was telling myself not to have expectations. I now have expectations and I move on quickly if they are not met.
In this picture, I am explaining my process to create the background of the painting PSN. I am hidden behind the gentleman with the colorful pants. I like to invite people to look at my work from different points of view. Get very close and get lost in colorful planets then get farther to focus on the main subject. Sometimes I like the background more than anything in a painting, so please come closer.
I am so grateful that two of the three paintings I presented at Pop Austin found new homes. The Painting on the right “Madeleine”, I have no doubt will soon be in the life of someone who connects with it and I know it will bring good energy to their world daily. It’s a painting about the positive side of life. Instead of focusing on your sadness in a break up for example just be happy the other person will fine love even if it is not with you.
It is always a special moment when I welcome new collectors to the family. Thank you Lindsay and Joe, I loved sharing my passion and thought process with you and I was so grateful you connected to my work this year at Pop Austin 2017. There is a real connection that is created between collectors and artists that is hard to explain, I feel that collectors are as much part of my career and evolution as my paintings. See you guys next year.
This is the kind of energy I want to bring to the world with my art. Intense and stylish. I know the image is blurry but sometimes it’s good to just let go of the rules and expectations and just to be you. This image illustrate my drive to keep exploring and have fun while doing it. I want to thank everyone who came to Pop Austin and came up to say hi. I have so much inspiration for next year’s show, I can barely sit still to write this.
I am happy to share that Pop Austin 2017 was the best ever this year. I will focus on the most important part: the People. I met so many kind and curious people. I had great conversations with new and old friends. I was very proud to be showing my work with Daniel and Johnny. Congrats to everyone for an amazing show. If you are in Texas and didn’t know Pop Austin was amazing, now you know. See you all next year for an even better show.
I am so hyped for Pop Austin. The show is always amazing and fun for me (see image) but this year is extra special as my friend and Bombastic artist @johnnyromeoart will be part of the show and he is traveling from Australia to Austin. I can’t wait to be there to hang out, show my work and give a talk. Did I mention my favorite donut place is in Austin so you know I will be going all out on the sugar rush.
I am happy to let you know I will be doing a Talk a Pop Austin this year, Saturday Nov 11 at 1pm . I will share my connection with this amazing city and the place it holds in my career and development as an artist. I am really looking forward to this. If you are in Austin this week end come say hello.
I am so happy and excited to be part of Pop Austin 2017. I am proud to have been part of this amazing show since the first year in 2014. Each year I look forward to my trip to Austin, I enjoy the art, the connection to art lovers and collectors and the delicious food. This year is going to be the best yet. so join us from Nov 9 to the 12th. For more info visite: www.popaustin.com
Thank you to this great group of people. It was great to see you and your support is greatly appreciated. I love the team like picture. I haven’t been in a team before but this team is my foundation for discipline and you guys help me stay humble every time I hang out with you.
Thank you to everyone that came to my show opening, I felt so much good energy, that night was a big night for me. After working for 2 years and my path taking unsuspected turns, I was really happy to show my latest work. I had a great time talking with you all. I am now preparing for Pop Austin next week. If you are in Austin Texas, come check it out. Just google Pop Austin for more info. Have a great week end.
The Art is important but the people are as important. In this picture the man standing is Delano, I met him at one of my previous shows. We started talking about how some of my work would look as sculptures and since then he has helped me model one of my paintings in 3d and now he is prototyping the first physical representation of my work. I am thankful that my work bring such generous people into my life. Thank you Delano.
One of the main reasons I make art is to connect with others, I want to share my inner world and live moments like this one. I am not shy but I spend a lot of time alone, making art or just being home and enjoying a good show or music. I have been known to do a lot of dancing alone too. I think I was a dancer in a past life. I am most happy when I am able to have an art show and invite other into my world. It took me a long time to figure out that making art is just one element of the job and that showing and communicating about it is the other key element for me to achieve my purpose as an artist.
I want to thank everyone who came to my opening last week. I had such an amazing time. I felt so much love, support and excitement. It was a pleasure to see my collectors from years ago and the people who were just discovering my art. I enjoyed sharing the stories behind the paintings with all of you. It was a treat to see my Deuce Family. Thank you to a special someone for coming and making my evening even better.
After years of creating art, the pyramid came into the forefront of my practice. I love the simplicity and dimensionality of the shape. It allowed me to push my work into a more figurative realm. The red painting is one of my first explorations into portraiture. It is a self portrait called Flying French Man. I gave myself a rooster head as it’s is the symbol of France, my birthplace. Using geometry to represent organic shapes has been the strongest and most enjoyable evolution of my work to date. This painting is currently on display in Miami at the Oliver Cole Gallery @olivercolegallery
I would like to thank Charles Michael Davis for taking this picture. I appreciate his time and talent for capturing in such a beautiful way my process. This picture is the result of an afternoon spent talking about art and the different way we express our creativity. I admire him for his thirst for learning, I met him while he was behind a piano playing and enjoying the moment. I later learned that he had been learning how to play for the past 2 years, it inspired me to think about what I wanted to pick up and apply myself to a new adventure. We are never too old to learn. What will you learn?
Hello Hello, My solo show “America” has been extended and is available for viewing during the week at the Castelli art space in Culver City. I am also scheduling appointments if you want to meet for an art chat. Thank you for the team that worked hard to make this happen and Thank you to Castelli Art Space for extending the show. It is one of the best display of my work so far. The space is perfect. Email me at email@example.com to set up an appointment. Have a great week end.
My main motivation for making art is exploration of techniques and exploration of the internal and external world. This painting was created by simply observing one of my previous painting and diving in. In this case art created art. I was just there to see. I didn’t think about what it meant, I just wanted to share the result of my exploration. I believe inspiration can be internal but in this case I am certain it was external all I had to do is to keep my eyes open.
Dogtown is an homage to the Legendary Skateboarding Company from Venice, California. As a child living in Paris is the 80’s I remember looking at skate magazines and seeing the unique shaped Dogtown boards and their cross logo. I didn’t know the history of the brand then but the shapes and design stayed burned into my memory. Many years later while I was living in NYC I saw the documentary Dogtown and the Z boys and learned about Venice (Dogtown) being the birth place of modern skateboarding so it was obvious to me once life lead me to move to Venice that I had to paint about this long time relationship Dogtown and I have had since I was a wee boy. It is perfect that rapper @luck_inthev is in the picture as he is born and raised in Venice.
Yesterday I posted one half of the “Break up” Series. Today I am posting the second half, my side of the story. I loved her but the break up wasn’t a surprise. Distance and time away slowly damaged our connection. I let my ego make demands and influence my actions. I take responsibility for what happened. This painting is a mirror of my mental and emotional state right after our relationship ended. I felt sad and broken into pieces, barely holding on to normalcy. As sad as this moment was, it also happen to be one of the best things in my life as I took a look at where I was in life and decided that art was what I wanted to pursue full time. Without this break up I could have kept on working at a job I like but never go for my true passion. I am thankful things didn’t work out then as it put me on the track of my real purpose, making and sharing art.