All posts tagged: painting

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Max Chavelev

“I fell in love with capturing street art once I started to learn the artists’ names and get an appreciation for their individual styles… It’s all about the thrill of the hunt…whether it’s circling your work turf, or heading to new streets, it’s the same urge that drives me: Today I will find something new; something great!  Having that experience and being able to share it with others gives me a high each time… It was one of those days when I knew that I would find something special…My meanderings took me far away from work…One more turn, I kept telling myself and as I  was passing by a church yard, where lunch was being served, I saw the most striking mural I have ever seen…There was a sense of serenity to it, a sense of awe…This piece by Jules Julien remains one of my most memorable finds to date…” – Max Chavelev // @maxchavelev   036/100 of #100DaysofConfessions Instagram Project

Confessions Of A Jetsetter w/ Tim Okamura

“I think being a painter does facilitate seeing the world through a different lens than normal. I often find aesthetic appeal in places others might consider dilapidated, unremarkable, or even ugly. In the urban environment in particular, I’ve always been attracted to aging buildings, cracked walls, and empty lots. I love the effects of rust, faded paint, layers of graffiti, signage, posters, and patchwork attempts to repair broken façades. All of these things combine to create what I consider a kind of poignant organic beauty that I think is both viscerally appealing and a pure visual record of the conflicting forces of man-made constructions and nature. This viewpoint often leads me to stumbling across inspiring motifs when I least expect it, and incorporating them into my paintings by direct, detailed documentation, or more suggestively in abstract form. I hope that through my painting I can point to ways for others to see the world differently, to view their environment in a positive way, and perhaps discover a sense of previously unacknowledged beauty in their own …