There is a story behind each piece of work from On Gessoed Stock. The street art aesthetic may seem random at first look, but the stories and inspiration behind each piece are interesting to hear.
In Mexico, there is a spicy candy called Chupa Chupa, which translates as Suck Suck. A candy wrapper hidden within this piece was the inspiration for Le Su Haute.
The piece has bold colors of yellow and orange in contrast with the black silhouette and collaged elements of Clorox and Almond Breeze, if you look closely there and ghosts, zombies, a skull, and a face with its mouth open as if it just tasted something hot.
This piece is sure to be an interesting conversation starter.
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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