30 Nov Nathan Delinois
Born and raised in south Florida, Nathan Delinois has numerous influences including his Haitian background and the use of color in a lot of Haitian art, as well as much of the graffiti of Marc Ecko, Tat’s Cru and The Inkheads. The design quality of African art and the drama of Greek art from the Hellenistic period can also been seen in his work. Additionally, he takes some influences from the new pop surrealists also known as lowbrow artists.
The series that I am working in is similar to a potpourri with a mélange of images and patterns. Usually based on a figurative element that is the focal point, the images and patterns are representative of my personal experiences, ideas, and philosophies. Although each piece is usually a direct response to the text contained with in, I still try to keep the actual meaning as ambiguous as possible. I want the viewer to find his or her own meaning and relationship to the artwork. At first glance there is a sense of whimsy in my work that is grounded by its urban visual elements