DescriptionEeek! 2 acrylic, pastels, and pencil on gallery canvas. Original pop graffiti abstract painting measures 36' x 60'. I like creating a little conflict in my work. Here I've cast a retro-era Robin 'The Boy Wonder', pitted him against foes, surrounded him with riddles and challenges, symbols and icons of power, and some of his superhero weaponry and gadgets. I think the struggle to be more human than human is interesting.
Bill O'Neil, Milwaukee Member Since October 2006 Artist Statement My artwork inspirations include a few odd conspirators like the chaotic influences of cryptography, prime numbers, and decay. I'm also influenced by Eames-era artifacts, retro-modern abstract art, architecture, and advertising. And all these inspirations manifest themselves in the different pieces I produce.
I really never approach my art very logically. It’s all fairly impulsive and obsessive. I just try to understand what it means when it’s complete. I like to think of my style as a super-nautural fusion of urban graffiti, mid-century modern abstracts, advertising design, and some kind of otherworldly information maps.
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