The Baltimore Ruins paintings are highly detailed paintings of the city's crumbling and in some cases, razed, structures. I aspire to reflect the deep, dark, gritty nature of the city, as is reflected in its architecture. Inferences to the human psyche are enmeshed in each gash, hole, and sloppy patch. The newest Baltimore City paintings focus on very complex graffiti and tags, and how this language battles with itself and with the buildings that it has been applied to. The graffiti and tags, this subculture of messaging, fights against itself for dominance. The graffiti also battles with street signs and other kinds of directives near buildings. Moreover, the street art is at odds with the buildings it’s sprayed on. The graffiti, flat, colorful, and very stylized, works against the highly structured, often classical architecture of Baltimore City, in a shocking juxtaposition of styles. This is originally an Oil on canvas, sized 30" x 40".
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.