One Long, Three Short 1979 AP/100 Silkscreen 20 x 26
Lee Smithwas born in the 1950's in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the age of three his family moved to Dallas, he was raised in the Mesquite area.
Smith has been exhibited at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, The Dallas Museum of Art and other places regionally since the 1980's. Smith lived in Paris from 1987-1990 and painted while he was there.
The book 50 Texas Artist, 1986 by Annette Carlozzi features the artist. In the book Smith says, "Salvage is perhaps the most important link connecting my past to the present. Whether it be the salvage of memory or the salvage of materials, to create something out of nothing is the great imperative." This idea is reflected in his art as Lee Smith painted his earlier work from his childhood memories.
Sergio A. Delgado
AMERICA(NS) 2007 Photograph 20 x 30 inches
I HEART YOU 2007 Photograph 20 x 30 inches
Sergio A. DelgadoArtist Statement: My first impulse is to make the most beautiful picture I can. I’m always interested in this idea of a kind of undercurrent in the work. The perfect facade and what’s beneath the surface of that facade. I’m very interested in the uncanny and a way of looking to find something mysterious or terrible within everyday life.
The narrative is the most important aspect of my art. The juxtapositions and ironies of life intrigue me. I strive to explore the inexplainable and continue to struggle in exposing hidden emotions through art. I use texture, shapes, shadow, and light to convey a message and find meaning for myself. I find beauty flawed and perfection nonexistent. The human body is an endless source of inspiration for me. I see the human figure as the most ideal ubject we have in art. My work is about the beautiful and the hideous. Incongruity and ambiguity are present in my life and my art work.
Rodrigo Netro was born in August 1984 in San Luis, Potosi, Mexico. He is next to the youngest of a family of four children. Rodrigo's father was an immigrant to the United States and worked to move his family to the United States for better opportunities.
In 1988 at the age of four, Rodrigo and the rest his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Amarillo, Texas. During his teenage years it was apparent that Rodrigo had a natural talent in art. He painted several art pieces for family and friends. During this time he realized that his passion in life was art, however, this was set aside for other career opportunities.
In 2003 at the age of 19 Rodrigo painted his first formal pastel art work named "The Indian Girl". After this piece of art was completed, he took a temporary break from art to pursue other opportunities.
In 2004 Rodrigo moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue his passion in life and to open the door to a new career as an artist. Between the years 2004 and 2008 Rodrigo painted several art pieces and proudly displayed them in multiple art galleries in Dallas. He was very successful in selling his art work, which inspired him to continue to paint on a regular basis. His most current completed art work is his painting of "Marilyn Monroe". Currently Rodrigo is working on several other paintings and looks forward to displaying them in the near future.
The Other Side 2009 Ink & Gouache Collage on Paper 42.25 x 32 inches
John Parot has been making art since he was five years old, began selling it in the 1980's, and created his first gallery show in the 1990's. Currently an art studio manager in Los Angeles, John from "Work of Art" has obtained commissions for T-shirt designs, gallery logos, record labels, and most notably, to create a piece of original artwork for the rooftop of a Mini Cooper to be auctioned off for charity. With a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a post–graduate fellowship at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, John from "Work of Art" is proficient in several mediums, but focuses on painting and drawing.
Amarblemanshonor 1991 Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas 40 x 55 inches
Stanley Boxerwas born in New York City in 1925. He drew obsessively as a child, often sketching the cowboys and Indians he saw in movies. He entered the Navy at the age of sixteen to fight in World War II. After the war his older brother encouraged him to apply to the Art Students League, where an instructor told him he had talent.
Peter Augustuswas born in Dallas, TXin 1984 and attended both the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and PaceUniversity in New York City. Working in all forms of artistic expression intrigues Peter – from painting to pin-hole photography to costume jewelry. Recently living abroad in Hong Kong for a year has greatly influenced Peter and has defined his perspective allowing him to view things with a new eye that he seeks to show through his works. New to the art scene, Peter is working on a series of paintings and is currently based in Dallas.
Untitled- Still life with lemon on glass 1974 Lithograph & screen print on paper 40 x 32 inches
Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York, NY on 10.27.1923 Roy Lichtenstein studied at the Art Students League, New York, and at Ohio State University. In 1960, he first began to use motifs from newspaper and magazine comic strips, their distinctive features being heavy black outlines, dots, simplified forms and colors. He incorporated into his work everyday objects as well as art styles from the past. He held a solo exhibition in Japan at the Ohara Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, Seibu Takanawa (now the Sezon Museum of Modern Art) in 1983. Died in New York, NY on 9.29.1997
Black Tulip 1983 Original pastel 50 x 30 inches
Donald Sultanwas born in 1951 in Asheville, North Carolina, Donald Sultan rose to prominence in the 1980's as a painter and draftsman of subjects such as lemons and flowers. He is best known for his rich use of black, actually tar in many of his paintings, and his work is voluminous and varied, manifesting itself in the media of paint, printing, and sculpting.
Red Tongue or Picasso's Tongue 1985 Lithograph on paper 32 x 40 inches
Keith Haringwas probably one of the first people to try and break down the barrier between the emerging graffiti/street art and the world of high art.
His comic book stylised figures in bright 80’s day- glow colours came off the walls of New York City and into the galleries and museums of the world. His images belie their simple appearance and often contain highly politicised messages, like his 1986 wall painting ‘Crack is Wack’.
Keith Haring was born in 1958 in Pennsylvania. He moved to New York in 1978 and was inspired by the East Village club scene. His first graffiti art took the form of decorating billboards on the New York Subway either with marker pen or white chalk on blank boards.
Haring caused debate by deliberately commercialising his work and opening his own retail stores in 1986. But Haring also continued to paint on walls including a section of the Berlin wall. Towards the end of his life he devoted his time to the Keith Haring Foundation, set up to convey the dangers of AIDS, which claimed the artist’s life in 1990.