“Street baroque explores innocence and influence, unveiling the depths of my personality and interests,” says mixed media artist Isaac Pelayo. Growing up, he was most inspired by the Renaissance and Baroque periods as well as the street art movement, studying the first and observing the second. The artist has long been drawn to the combination of new and old, the juxtaposition of two things that don’t inherently belong together. “I’ve always painted with the intention of learning from the masters before me and continuing the line of old artists inspiring new ones. With this collaboration between the parts of me that are poetic and joyful, and the parts of me that are rebellious and carefree, I know that I am doing what I’m supposed to do,” says Pelayo.
“Maybe someday, years after my demise, a young striving artist will pick up my brush and continue where I left off. Until then, I have a cheap date with insomnia and some paint to push.”
Sunday service moodswing, oil, oil stick and aerosol on wood, 40 x 30"
Pelayo has an exhibition with his father Antonio Pelayo titled Like Father Like Son - Antonio Pelayo x Isaac Pelayo beginning March 12 at Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles, California. —
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