Welcome to my Art and True Crime series, The Relentless (visit my YouTube channel any time), where I sculpt and paint portraits of offenders… and talk about some facts of their bio.
I dedicate this work to the victims of these perpetrators and to the multidisciplinary team that pursues these offenders.
As a creator, one thing that calls my attention is the man and its precarious conditions. So, sickness, pathological behavior, forensics… are some topics I explore. I picture people that have social malfunctions and disorders which drive them to commit crime. The tragedy of their lives and the paths in which they have crossed in the lives of others are the impulsive elements that compel me to create this series.
As I've said, I also included in this collection–the manhunters–who are the professionals who pursue these outlaws. I think they too, are relentless. Those who fight "monsters" are also part of this collection because if they "... gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss gazes back on them." (1) I believe the manhunters' work causes to them profound harm. They become as injured (sometimes, with post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD) as those they pursue, only different.
My work in this collection isn't an apology for crime, it's my interpretation of the criminal phenomenon.
1 The above quote is a freedom I have allowed myself to use in this context. It's from Friedrich Nietzsche, as we may know. It's also used by Robert Ressler (1937-2013, US), an FBI agent that coined the term "serial killer" during the 1970s.
My Art Initial Resources & Art Techniques
As an artist, the resources I have in hand to create a piece are the public domain official mug shots of the US police department, which are the front and profile views of these men.
The tools I use are clay sculpting, silicone, plaster and cement (to make the casting), oil painting, charcoal, acrylics, digital painting, colored pencils, ink, paper or canvas, etc.
An interesting work using mixed mediums is one I recently created, Inmate No. 7, where I portray my interpretation of an inmate in two different mediums: a painting (oil and acrylic on canvas) and a physical sculpture (plasticine, clay, plaster, cement, and acrylic paint). I present these two artworks as a unit. This to provoke a speech, a certain interaction between both works.
My Art for Sale
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ORIGINAL PAINTINGS. Send me an email if you’re interested in acquiring any original painting.
INTERVENED PRINTS BY THE ARTIST. I apply acrylic brush strokes (with no structural changes) on the print, as well as adding my original signature. In this way, the piece becomes unique (like an original) and increases its commercial value (your art investment). ---I only make a series of intervened prints of any work: 10. ---Max. size: 35 inches wide by tall.---I will deliver the print with its Certification of Authenticity (COA), and protected with non-acid wax paper, rolled and packed in a wooden crate.---Ask me for a quote through an email
FEATURED PRODUCTS. If you’re interested in having a poster, mugs, T-shirts, printed pint glasses, etc. of any artwork, please, visit my ART SHOP.
Other activity: Online Art Instruction
I’m an online art instructor for company groups–to reduce stress and enrich their lives using MINDFULNESS–and individuals. You'll find the course's characteristics at Online Art Course.
I teach in traditional or digital techniques: portraits, human and animal body at rest and in movement, landscapes, still life, etc.
If you have any comments or questions please send me an email. I'll be happy to answer you ASP.
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