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Steve Javiel / national

The mediums I use to create my paintings are acrylic, oils, pumice, joint compound, paper, posters, spray paint, stencils and whatever else I can get my hands on. The process is layers on top of layers until the suyrfaces take on a life of their own.

Presentation

These abstract flower pieces have given me the opportunity to explore color as I step out of my comfort zone in the creation process. The strong presence of color in my work is a representation of my positive state of mind. This new series is an attempt to spread the positive energy that I hold inside me. As I look at these new pieces, I can see my growth and confidence as
an artist.

Biography

These abstract flower pieces have given me the opportunity to explore color as I step out of my comfort zone in the creation process.

The strong presence of color in my work is a representation of my positive state of mind. This new series is an attempt to spread the positive energy that I hold inside me. As I look at these new pieces, I can see my growth and confidence as
an artist.

My process often begins with photographs of flowers that I distort and strip of detail while maintaining their floral essence. Simultaneously, I break down their color and composition in my head. While painting I utilize a variety of tools, ranging from different-sized brushes and stencils to oil pastels. As I work with oil pastels, the unconscious takes over. Layers upon layers are applied until the surfaces take on a life of their own.

Exhibitions

Selected Group & Solo Exhibitions

2019

Group Show, Palette Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, Voss Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, Secession Art & Design, San Francisco, CA
Progression, Palette Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Solo Show , Kim Cole Real Estate Gallery, Oakland, CA
Group Show, Oakland Artist Collective, Oakland, CA
“Blossom” Solo Show, Jackknife Studios, Oakland, CA
Solo Show, Nofu, Alameda, CA
Solo Show, Factory 44 West, Oakland, CA

2018

Solo Show, Black Bird Bar, San Francisco, CA
Solo Show Viscer, Oakland, CA
“The Adorables” Solo Show, NoFu, Alameda, CA
“No Boundaries” Jackknife Studios, Oakland, CA
“The Words” Glama-Rama Salon, Oakland, CA

2017

“HUSTLE”, NoFu, Alameda, CA
Group Show, Secession Art & Design, San Francisco, CA
“SingleFare”, NYC
“The Unconscious”, Solo Show, Jackknife Studios, Oakland, CA

Artworks