Cat Driving a BusFlavio Man
Acrylic paint and oil pastels on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
13.7 " h x 19.6 " w x .8 " d |1 lbs. 1 oz.
Flavio describes this work as a fiendish cat driving a bus. Influenced by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Neoexpressionism. Vibrant color palette, primitive brushwork and multiple focal points. "The works are without previous sketch, they are constructed little by little with a dialogue between the parts of the work," Flavio explains of his painting style.
Currently living in exile in Berlin, artist Flavio Man was born in Tucuman, Argentina, a small city between mountainous jungle and desert lowlands. His experience of living in the three interconnected worlds of buildings, jungle, and desert influences his art. His abstract works are a conversation between the different parts of the painting: the line, stain, planes and colors generate a dialogue that reflects the way humans, nature and logic interact. Flavio explains, "my work is honest and uncommon in these days where rationalism and concept rules. I trust in expressiveness and dialogue with the viewer. I didn't have an easy life, but every day I wake up and work hard. I've been hungry and my shoes are worn. I believe that pain always helps with art." Flavio studied fine art in university and continued on to study film editing, with some of his films showing at the Cannes Film Festival in Montreal. He works from a small studio space in his home in Berlin, complete with a record player and rock, jazz and classical music.