Julio Paints

I am a mixed media painter currently living in Hermosa Beach California. From a young age, hip-hop (dj'ing, mc'ing, break dancing, and graffiti writting) heavily inspired me. The passion, color, line usaege, design elemnts, and improvisational style are some of the elements that moved me to begin creating art. I also have a great love for "classic" oli paintings. I spent my college years diligently studying the old masters, and my undergraduate practice focusing soley on oil-on-canvas paintings. The artists that most imspired me during this time were Edgar Degas, Albrecht Durer, Paul Cezanne, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Edward Hopper, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Jackson Pollock to name a few. My goal in recent works has been to incorporate my love of hip-hop elements into more "classic" compositions and themes within oil and mixed media paintings. This evolution in my work has develpoed over the last decade, but has really taken shape in the past few years. My work is not an attempt to make a modern spin-off of graffiti or create classically-composed oil paintings. My hope instead is to use my "voice" when creating which is a combination of my influences. When most effective in the work it fluently combines styles, techniques, purpose, themes, and presentation of these two artistic worlds that mean so much to me. There in lays the difference between my work and others tackling similar subjects. My process, presentation and combination of styles is unique and unified. Julio Paints joined Society6 on January 21, 2014

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I am a mixed media painter currently living in Hermosa Beach California.

From a young age, hip-hop (dj'ing, mc'ing, break dancing, and graffiti writting) heavily inspired me. The passion, color, line usaege, design elemnts, and improvisational style are some of the elements that moved me to begin creating art.

I also have a great love for "classic" oli paintings. I spent my college years diligently studying the old masters, and my undergraduate practice focusing soley on oil-on-canvas paintings. The artists that most imspired me during this time were Edgar Degas, Albrecht Durer, Paul Cezanne, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Edward Hopper, Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, and Jackson Pollock to name a few.

My goal in recent works has been to incorporate my love of hip-hop elements into more "classic" compositions and themes within oil and mixed media paintings. This evolution in my work has develpoed over the last decade, but has really taken shape in the past few years. My work is not an attempt to make a modern spin-off of graffiti or create classically-composed oil paintings. My hope instead is to use my "voice" when creating which is a combination of my influences. When most effective in the work it fluently combines styles, techniques, purpose, themes, and presentation of these two artistic worlds that mean so much to me.

There in lays the difference between my work and others tackling similar subjects. My process, presentation and combination of styles is unique and unified.

Julio Paints joined Society6 on January 21, 2014.

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