A friend told me on Friday evening about Double Dee and Steinski's Lessons 1 to 3 for hip-hop. They are the ultimate in illegal usage of material, referencing endless pop culture and pop music. I think, upon listening to these lessons, that my work is a visual version of this. As I let my ideas work back and forth, my emotions tearing me between, cartoon and abstract expressionist-like work, I am able to discuss an entire new genre rather than working in two different means. This, I think, is what I have been aiming for for years, but by not letting the work accumulate, I have been selling this growth factor short.
Here are a few of the pieces that I have been working on towards the November show. They are not in their final order, as some of the color tangents are absolutely terrible, but I wanted to quickly show how all of the pieces are evolving together. I am quite pleased with the work that I have produced over the last week or so. I hope you like it too.