dreXeL's Blog - Category: Paintings
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“Buddy Holly” officially has a new and awesome 50’s style home. I couldn’t be happier!
Just a little close up of the face in my Janis painting. Original and prints available.
One of the new pieces in my series of artists who died tragically before their time…
UPDATE: This painting was sold even before I finished it. I’m actually considering doing another one just for me. I truly LOVED that painting.
One of my favorites in my new series of artists/musicians who died before their time. Jimi Hendrix is part of what’s known as the “27 club”, a sort of believed curse in the music industry, due to the high number of musicians who’ve died at the age of 27. I have a feeling I’m not going to sell this one. I just love it too much.
Janis Joplin, another member of the “27 Club” and one of my new paintings.
John Lennon, mixed media on canvas. Just completed. Contains spray paint, nail polish, acrylic, ink and paint markers. To those with food allergies, this painting does NOT contain nuts, shellfish, chocolate, soy, or actually anything which could be considered “food” by anyone who is even remotely sane.
Nico is the oldest of all the people in this series of artists who died tragically before their time. It was just tragic to ME, I guess, because she was strung out on heroin, managed to get OFF heroin, then died shortly afterward from a brain hemorrhage. I don’t know…it kind of felt…unjust to me.
I’m super excited about my new series, “Before their Time”. The ones that are done are pictured here: “Biggie”, “Jimi”, “Basquiat”, “Cobain” and a bit of “Janis” in the right corner.
Here’s a pretty lo res shot of a few of the pieces in the series.
Buddy Holly is so amazing to me! I HAD to make sure to include him in this new series.
He has inspired so many millions of people and he only lived to be 22! His death by plane crash with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper was just a huge tragedy. To lose 3 superstar musicians in an instant like that. It was before my time, but I imagine that just created a ripple of sadness through the world.
Here’s one piece for my upcoming Raw Artists Las Vegas show on Thursday. The theme of the series is “Before their Time”. If you’re in the area the show is Thursday, June 28th 8pm – midnight @ The Royal House, 99 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas. Stop by!
this is my submission to the brooklyn art project/brooklyn academy of music exhibition. the theme is “connected unconscious”. i hope they like it.
ode to the voices in my head…
spray paint and paint markers on an old record.
peace, dreXeL xo