If you are familiar with Picasso then you know what this is. 1939: In a murderous attempt to try their new fire bombs, Nazis strafed and bombed a peaceful Spanish town without warning. Killing 150,000 innocent men, mothers, and children. Picasso painted this so the world would never forget their screams and tears. (His was black and white. I tried it in color.)
"Unnoticed by most, seen by a few, and understood by even less. Art is a secret code,a different language."--
This painting was a lot of fun. It was one of two doors collecting dust. I asked my friend if I could have it. After the painting sold, I asked if I could have the other one, he refused. The remaining door is in a pile of trash in his side yard. You have heard that "One mans trash is another mans treasure." ......... Now it's "One mans treasure is another mans trash." The power of art is amazing.
To the most true of friends: Thank you so much for your brilliance! You have given me so much confidence to approach any venue. From London to Venice, you have told me so many times that I could do it, and have been with me the whole way. I really could not have done it without you.
Artist Trey Jolley was born in ???, USA in 1978.
He spent his childhood surrounded by the vast, enchanting backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and at the young age of eight, he traveled to the warm shores of Southern California where he has continued to spend the next 22 formative years of his life.
Jolley began his artistic career with a series of striking, emblematic surfboard commissions, as his love of the ocean evidently became a natural creative inspiration.
His studies at the Art Institute of California, Orange County, reaffirmed his creative direction ensuing a particular interest in color theory.
He was again influenced by the awe of the natural world during a two-year period spent in the Brazilian Amazon, a trip that would impel his thirst for travel and adventure, and result in his journey through Europe.
Jolley turned his favored Japanese paint pens from the surfboard to the canvas for his Central London debut in 2007.
Graphic street art proved to become a major and lasting influence during this 18 month period in the UK, translating into the bold stencil and spray-paint technique featured in many of Jolley's more recent works.