Chevis Ordonez
Miami, Florida

The high-energy work of Chevis Ordonez builds off of the traditions of expressionism, street art, and modernism. One can see the influences of Picasso, Pollock and Basquiat across his vibrant portfolio. Chevis’s intricate compositions seem to travel between his stream of consciousness, cartoon narratives, and heavily decorated walls in urban settings. He builds up his compositions over time, playing up the energy and plot development in each piece. When he’s not making art, Chevis is thinking about art. He can often be found gazing at the wall, contemplating his next piece. “The intention of my current work,” says the artist, “is an exercise for something more grand.”

Artist and Customer Comments

Chevis Ordonez 12/6/2014 | 8:03 PM

I'm happy that the painting brings you joy. Peace & love, Chevis

boconnor purchased this artwork. 12/3/2014 | 11:14 AM

This painting is just fantastic! We are so excitied to have it and it brings much joy to our home. Thank you!!

Mayhem In the 21st Century

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 6 oz.


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One of the many unconscious artworks influenced by Bob Dylan's song "Masters of War." The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas and comes wired to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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