Super enthused to share my latest work, ‘To Infinity and Beyond’ (working title haha) with y’all, documented in my arms for scale. I had so much fun on this piece! It’s in oil with an acrylic under painting and depicts the crush alleys of the Rino arts district here in Denver. I was playing with the gentrification aspects of this arts festival and the arts district in general, exploring the levels between sanctioned graffiti for new affluent residents done by the same graffiti artists who have been decking out the dumpsters and walls for years. The transient residents of the alleys are the most stable of the changing scenery, and the ongoing waste challenges of urban life never cease, though they remain out of sight in the alleys. I never knew that I would enjoy painting garbage and dumpsters so much! Now that’s all I want to paint. I also really want to paint an actual mural from this concept in spray at some point, so that while people are getting lost in the art alleys they can get lost in a mural of the alley they are in. I already had massive respect for graff writers but after attempting to render burners in oil...the respect has risen even higher. Thanks to all the artists who keep this world turning, and who continue to bless our cities walls, dumpsters and eyes.
Featuring work by @zehb_1 @balance313 @cuttyup and a lil distant @guerillagarden (I pierced my reference together with a bunch of different alleys, so it may not make sense to be actual artists in terms of layout 🤷🏻♀️) Thanks for looking!
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