Steve Javiel, born and raised in Los Angeles and now a resident of San Francisco is a passionate artist devoted to offering his perspectives on what he believes to be beautiful. Most of his work is non-representational due to his attraction to color, shape,form and texture. The textured walls, graffiti, and posters of the urban streets of San Francisco have been a great influence on his own painting style. His concepts will come into being through his own photography. With his own images he is able to compose a preferred direction which he creates a small study from and finalizes as larger works. He strives to create richly textured surfaces using a variety of materials such as oil paint, acrylic, pumice, joint compound, paper, liquin, galkyd and spray paint. In this way, he is able to translated a multitude of urban textures into the painting surfaces both canvas and wood paneling. Ultimately, his passion is to communicate how one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Urban Inspired Art Published April 24, 2008