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 that behind the black, white, and grey elements and subtle red lines that zip across the canvas is a story of immigration, change, and a mix and blend of cultures.
There are various symbols to be found, "clues Chris says", to be found and put together, to discover and explore its hidden meaning.
White ravens, numbers, words written backward, silhouettes. OGG means One Ghost Gringo, referring to the term of an American foreigner, a non-hispanic, and Redux, meaning something reused.
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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