Updated: Sep 13, 2020
🤯 A little bit about me.
I can't think of a time where I wasn't thinking about making something or expressing myself in some creative way.
Influenced by Los Angeles graffiti, '70s and '80s counter-culture like Benny Hill, Good Times, What's Happening, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mad Magazine, National Lampoon, and beyond, I began to emulate those characters through my own creativity.
By the time I was a teenager, I was expressing that innate desire to create through various artistic genres any way I could like Hip Hop and Punkrock which all flowed into each other and worked cohesively.
🤔 My creative instinct was provoked by poverty and chaos.
Life experience and circumstances are the very things that have bound me to art, because, through art, I am able to manifest the deep things that dwell intrinsically and illustrate the madness of this world.
📖 This journey continues to be a fountain by which I draw a wealth of inspiration. I occasionally wonder what my art would be like if I didn't have a whirlwind of a past, or would I even be an artist, even though having such a life isn't a prerequisite to being a great artist, or is it? but, it definitely does have a substantial impact. It all depends I suppose.
There is so much to say that I don't even know where to begin, I have often been told to write a book because my story is unfathomable on so many levels and worthy to be written.
It is a tragic biography of gypsies, tramps, and thieves, a world filled with violence and neglect. Until then, I remain diligent in growing as an artist so that I can create subject matter that does more than just decorate a wall.
📖 A little bit about my past.
I came into this world during the '70s, 74 to be exact, a time where there was an interesting societal metamorphose taking place and it was as if the stork of misfortune dropped me smack dab in the middle of the land of fruits and nuts, where the majority of people had a screw loose.
⚰️ My father died of an overdose before I was born, raised by my bipolar mother, the door to an undulating and bizarre world was flung open, and it was filled to the brim with characters from all walks of life.
Instability played a role in my creativity because I was lonely on so many levels, moving to and fro, ingenuity and tenacity were augmented as I found ways to cope with an undulating macrocosm, a world where I had to build spiritual and mental fortitude's to withstand the barrage of attacks on my psyche.
Fast Forward with an immense story in between...
🤓 In 1994 I was attending Otis College of Art and Design when I became ill, after what seemed like ages, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, but in my case, attacked my entire body, and has given me the gift of chronic pain ever since.
Along with everything else that has shaped my creativity, loss and pain are those paradoxical happenings that keep my art consciously driven and in the fight.
After withdrawing from Otis, I went back to being an autodidact, studying the "Masters" on my own, learning their lives, searching for things that I could relate to, and absorb the most interesting facets of their creativity while being whatever I am at any stage of my metamorphoses.
These are but a few things that ignited my desire to create and keep the flame of creation burning.
✊School of art
I've never been keen on appellations, however, if I were to give a definitive description of my work, I would say I am an outsider, i.e. I do not operate within the mainstream art world or its institutions. I am a consciously driven artist that values street entrepreneurialism, self-motivation, creativity, ingenuity, and the spirit to sell one's own talents, breaking free from the status quo.
💭What my work is about
With Lazer like focus, I create imagery that focuses on and exposes the evil and corruption in the multidimensional universe we dwell. It is an all-encompassing manifestation of both the celestial and terrestrial reality that many are oblivious to.
With a strong emphasis on geopolitical and eschatological issues, I intricately interweave relative, current people, places, and things that play a major role in our daily lives, from the globalist consortium and the perpetual manufactured false paradigm, nefarious theocratic organizations, and the cosmic rulers that enslave us.
✏️ How I make my work
My compositions are the result of spontaneous and methodical execution. I utilize a combination of current and historical references through an abundance of research, i.e., literature, photographs, etc. I use a vast array of media in my work, both wet and dry, and over the years have formed my own amalgamation of mediums for my process.
How I want my audience to respond to my work
I gave up on mankind a long time ago.
📸 Urban Photography
When I'm not wrapped up in a piece of artwork I like to explore the city and immerse myself in the spatial consciousness between graffiti art and urban landscapes.
Through a process of post-production, I turn my captured images into aesthetically provocative photographs.
I have great respect and admiration for Graffiti Artists and the work they produce and there is something about graffiti art and the city combined that I find euphoric and love to chronicle and immortalize those rare finds.
📺 Suicidal TV YouTube
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📺Weird TV. 🤯 Vlog, Outsider Art, Collectibles, and Toy Reviews.
I am going to be doing a Vlog series on my life and share the things that have shaped me as a creator over the last 35+ years on my YouTube Channel so subscribe and activate notifications so you don't miss it.
💯 Note: The Suicidal TV name has nothing to do with the physical act of suicide. I do not in any way shape or form condone suicide, mankind is already doing a good job at killing itself, it doesn't need me to show it how.
In a world where the masses have fallen prey to social engineering stratagems and corporate trickery, it is imperative that one is diligent and relentless in the quest for truth remaining coma-free to the diabolical blueprints and nefarious plots that keep us divided and entrenched in confusion.
Art is a powerful means by which we can share, chronicle, and communicate those relevant things that have a profound effect.