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I’m a Brooklyn-Based Mixed Media Painter who currently resides in Bath Beach, Brooklyn. Duel raised in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, I grew up with a sincere appreciation and beauty for nature and the natural world and its relationship to man-made structures. After teaching for 2 years in Pennsylvania, I moved to New York City and currently teach high school Visual Arts at Humanities and the Arts High School in Queens.
My recent work is a study of the relationship of nature and the natural world co-existing with man-made structures. Urban Graffiti Cityscapes draws its inspiration from the city and its three artistic elements, including the diverse artistic styles of the architecture and man-made structures that compose the city, the natural environment of nature within--whether its random from or purposely planned landscaping--and the hand drawn graffiti images that cover the buildings. The architecture ranges in variety of diverse designs and styles and while graffiti can be an ugly eyesore in some cases, in certain contexts it becomes a work of art in itself, as well as lending character and personality to the neighborhoods and areas its exhibited in. Through my work I attempt to study the relationship of these three elements and their visual effects on the space around them.
In addition to teaching and painting, I also write and have written several short stories and recently finished a novel that is the process of being published.
hey james, thank you so much for your comment... your style is great. I see some similarities between you and I in our management of space within the canvas. Your color and depth are excellent. One question, how large are these works displayed?