I am starting a series that focus on a classical painting approaches to portraiture, with contemporary/colorful backgrounds. The idea is to study the contrast between the smooth, subdued aesthetic of oil portraits, versus and the vibrant/loose feel of street art mediums like cans and sprays. The result is an intersection of classical painting with an urban vibe.
BIG ART COLLECTIVE
“My work is an ongoing search for truth and enlightenment.”
The Native Fauna Taste of Chicago:
DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. In the City of Chicago, this is clearly understood: there’s a fine for up to $500 for feeding pigeons. However, humans cannot be held responsible for the food that the animals of Chicago procure through foraging, thievery, or ordering from carryout. The next time you walk through a city park, observe closely: the warm ashes? Chinese takeout boxes? Styrofoam cups of giardinaria? Yes, that’s Chicago’s resident animals on pique-nique. John Sandford’s mural depicts a few of these animals, and a few of the foods of our city.