A few days ago, the City of Brea held an art exhibition over at the Civic Center. So many artisans were displayed at this exhibition. From contemporary photography to visual mixed media art. At this exhibition, these artist are MFA Students from Orange County, California. The following artist(s) are the ones who got my attention: Stephen Graham, Candice Chovanec, Mark X. Farina and Brian Johnson.
His work represents the initial response when you see an art work. The effect and feelings when you see first hand. He converts the feeling to a visual art form.
Her work is simply amazing and remarkable. Capturing the true hidden natural beauty of one's self image. From a far stand point, her work looks photographic. But when you see the finer details, it is actually an arcrylic oil painting on canvas. Which really got my attention. Candice is one to look out for in the future. Hope she continues her art work of natural beauty.
Mark X. Farina
This artist made me laugh! He is like the Meme-ster for painting. I bet he had a lot of fun making this project. Not like Banksy, but he is like it playing it on the safe side. Like Duchamp's Urinal as he claims it is an art work. Or to Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup Art Work. Mark is another talent to look out for. But truly, this project represents raw expressionism. Utilizing elements from goo, punk and electric noise. His weapon of choice in making these art work are aerosol cans. No need for captions. Already in the art work.
I love his murals. Wish he could paint my room with his style of work. He uses Sumi Ink for his art work and also a prop artist. When I saw his prop it made me reminisce the early 80s. Like the old rotating channel controls for actual television. The nostalgic period of Star Trek. Luckily William Shatners nemisis the Goron was not there. Lucky me! Haha! I really like his work. It hits home when you actually see it at the exhibit.
In his statement, he shifts and transforms space and environments so the viewers can recreate their own "real world." Which makes sense for me that when I was kid, I always used to pretend I was on a different planet or universe. Thus why it it hit home for me. Anyway, it was great to see his work in person. I do hope to see another installation made by him in the near future. The space images that you are about to see, it is called Space 44.
As a fellow artist, this really motivates me to do more work in my related point of interest. I love art and thinking of getting my Masters Degree in Arts.