This is my latest oil painting. This is an oil painting of a bodegas floral arrangement in front of its shop. I chose this subject matter for its iconic beauty. It’s also a universal image that you will find in all boroughs of New York City. From the upper Eastside it in Westside to and and the far ends of queens. this is an oil painting that transcends social classes. I believe that people from the hood all the way to the uptown town houses can appreciate the charm and character of this work. I like how it captures the simple charm and beauty of New York in all it’s transitory qualities in a timeless manner. Something like the fleeting beauty of a flower or someone’s fleeting life in New York City. A place for multitudes come to bloom and grow and let their beauty
I will be doing a few more of this subject matter. I really like to paint the flowers and still life’s. This subject matter is not only visually pleasing but it’s also meaningful and contemporary. This is a very intelligent painting. It shows a lot of artistic skill and ingenuity. This body of work goes against what one would typically find in the New York art scene at this present time. I don’t believe in art trends and I have never followed a trend. I do oil paintings which are meaningful to me and I paint in a manner which my concepts are easily understood by the viewer. This is probably the exact opposite of the major art trends I’m seeing now. I see a lot of conceptual minimalism and abstract work and gestural stylings. This painting is representational and conceptual and it also captures beauty which is very rare for one to pursue or at least admit that they’re trying to do. I frequently hear people say paint which you would love to what you do . I feel very misunderstood when I say I’m painting for other people. I paint for other people because I’m trying to communicate through my artwork and say something which I can’t necessarily express in words.