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, behind the contrast of the red, black, white, and grey elements we see, are various stories and symbols that come together as one.
OGG means One Ghost Gringo and Redux is a french term for reusing something.
This piece was inspired by a sign on a San Diego freeway of a family holding hands and attempting to cross the border between Mexico and San Diego. The sign was to let drivers know to be on the lookout for immigrants trying to cross the border at this location. If you look closely you will find a light shadow of a family holding hands trying to cross the street.
Inspired by the style and design of characters in various languages, you will also find the words, Wash Your Hands.
The various numbers, letters, and symbols of protest and injustice, you will come to learn are not so random at all, but part of the story.
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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