Description This is an abstract oil-rubbed collage piece that depicts an intense moment when the price of high fashion begins to rain down upon the city of San Francisco. I've always been fascinated by women's obsession with shoes. This is my rendition of what happens when shoes go too far!
Al Gutierrez, Las Vegas Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement Al Gutierrez is a collage artists currently based out of Las Vegas, NV. He specializes in a unique form of collage art called "oil rubbing", which is a mixture of glues, oil paint, and turpentine. The process can take a lot of time as it involves many layers and steps. You can view more of his work at his website, www.oilrubart.com, where you can find contact information, purchase other originals, as well as commission a customized piece in a limitless variety of styles and settings.
Some of the notable qualities of his work are:
• Unique method of oil rubbing creates a 3D effect that pulls the viewer into the piece
• Oil rubbing creates a tarnished, antique look
• Raised textures help create depth, add life, and captivate the viewer
• Sure to be one of the most unique and eye-catching works in your collection
"All of my pieces are portals into a story. That story varies depending on the person viewing the piece. My own stories tend to draw upon themes of personal power, spirit, and exploration of the unknown. I create a depth perspective that draws the viewer into the piece, as if they are peeking into a window to a new world. By combining many different elements, I create works that captivate, inspire, and expand the mind. Each piece can seem to tell a different story each time you look at it. One of my buyers exclaimed "Every time I look at this, I am going to have to stop and stare at it and find something new."
"I am always striving to expand my art into new territories. I seek to push the boundaries of collage art, creating something new and unique that that stands as an art form that is inspiring and meaningful."
Al believes strongly in the powers of peace, compassion, love, and the connection of all things. He is very drawn to spirituality and can tap into the universe in ways that have expanded his mind, heart, and changed his perspective on reality. He believes that the universe is perfect, intelligent, creative, and that the only thing that truly exists is love and the many forms it can take.
Thank you for your interest in the art of Al Gutierrez. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the artist or visit his website for more information at www.oilrubart.com