There is a story behind each piece of work from On Gessoed Stock. The street art aesthetic may seem random at first look, however; it was interesting to learn; black tea was once a currency in Mongolia.
Behind the abstract splashes of black tea, orange, yellow, black, and white you find images of meat, a white raven, the silhouette of a woman holding a pitchfork, and an upside-down image of President George Washington with a black star over his face. It is clear that this piece is about protest, but you have to look deeper and closer to find all the clues.
More About The Artist
Chris Herman is a graphic artist who began practicing art in early 2000, which consisted of a collection of black and white faces on stickers, stencils, and large photocopied posters. Often referred to as Street-Art, they were applied in various urban locations around the Los Angeles area onto electrical utility boxes, bus benches, construction site scaffolds, etc.
In 2014 after an 8 year hiatus from art, Chris returned to the original faces he created during his street campaign and began applying them to small 1-3 color paintings using acrylic on gessoed, cover stock. This eventually evolved to larger paintings on wood as triptych and diptych paintings.
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