DescriptionA mandrill sits by the seashore, looking straight at us, while a verdant forest and green sky serving as a lush backdrop. The name of the painting, Kikile, is the Fang word for sunrise or dawn. Fang is the Bantu language spoken in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, where the mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) can be found. He looks intently at us, wonderingly, curiously, at the direction were going and where weve come from.
Pollux (Paul Morris), Los Angeles, California Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement Pollux (né Paul Morris) is a Surrealist Painter. Born in Beverley, England, in 1979, he is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Having received degrees in History and Latin from UCLA and History from Brown University, Pollux followed up this training in history with an associate degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California, Los Angeles. He has created a series of semi-abstract prints and illustrations that depict musicians and their instruments -jazz musicians, classical musicians, players of Spanish instruments- along with various drawings of deities, animals, and landscapes. Pollux’s September 2013 solo exhibition “30 Birds” featured a collection of avian portraits: birds of various sizes and species are depicted with some feature of human life or human society. His paintings have appeared in the ArtLife Gallery in El Segundo, California and the Taché Gallery in New York City.
Not satisfied with working solely with paint, Pollux has also self-published more than thirty comics and graphic novels, including Altamira, The Golden Helmsman, A Lime on a Rain-Covered Sidewalk, Ferrex and Porrex, Stratilayabout, Candlelight Master, Seven Stories, and In the Lamp District.