Liquid Abstract Paintings by Roque Alan Deleon



Riotous explosions of color on canvas, abstract artist Roque Alan Deleon’s paintings are an exploration of myriad shades and hues, and their interaction with each other. Color is given the utmost importance in his works, and is the central and dynamic subject of all the art that he has created.

Snip from his artist’s statement:

In my current body of work, I experiment with the fluidity of acrylics. Paints are diluted with varying amounts of water, then poured onto canvas to create natural shapes and lines that could never be duplicated by hand. Each piece begins with a color choice, but any decisions after that must happen instantaneously due to the random nature of fluid paint. I must constantly adapt and change my techniques based on the circumstances, which allows for innovation in every painting.

There is an intentional element of ambiguity to his pieces, which,  he says, “allows everyone to connect to my work in a unique way.” The paintings are meant to evoke strong emotions and thoughts in the minds of the viewers.

Roque is based in Corpus Christi, Texas. He says that he intends to pursue a variety of art forms like sculpture, photography, and installation art, continuing to push the artistic boundaries of what can be done with color. You can find more of his works on his Tumblr | Facebook.

Hit the jump to see some select images from his portfolio.


Continue ReadingLiquid Abstract Paintings by Roque Alan Deleon

The Art of dOminic Brown

Feature at Jaz jaz - 3 A touch of gold

“A Touch of Gold”

dOminic Brown is an exciting Netherlands based artist, who creates his visually-arresting mixed media paintings using a unique blend of creative techniques.

Snip from his site:

Over 90 percent of his outlines are drawn by hand and filled out with a special kind of pencil, before being scanned. Then it’s the combination of computer software, printers, his own photographs, colored markers and paint that helps him create a digital file. Depending on the style of the image, this digital file gets printed, in a limited edition, on the highest quality canvas, dibond aluminum or wood. After the printing, every work gets finalized in its own unique way with different materials such as texture gel, colored markers, paint, glitters and small leaves of gold.

Brown discovered his creativity at an early age, being profoundly impacted by a childhood visit to Egypt – more specifically, the Museum of Cairo, where he viewed King Tut’s artifacts. The rapid changes in computer-technology too seems to have had a major influence on him, and he credits cartoons like the Thundercats  and Transformers, along with Nintendo’s video games of having shaped his creative thinking process. His vibrant works are rich in symbolic and mystical imagery, yet have a distinctive pop-art vibe about them.

There are some select images from his collection, after the jump.


Continue ReadingThe Art of dOminic Brown