11 in x 14 in, Acrylic on Masonite
Artist Biography and Statement:
Ohio Born. At age four I attempted my first art project by devouring a 10 pack of crayons thus turning my diaper into a Jackson Pollack. At age six I was introduced to the sweet nectar of school paste. At around this same time period I began producing turkey drawings by tracing my hand. At age seven I lost my thumb in an unfortunate Big Wheel accident ending my successful “Hand Turkey Period”. At age ten I ate more paste, however at age eleven I switched to water based paints & modeling clay. Between age twelve to sixteen I was in a daze from the paints I had eaten which I found out to be oil based. I did not produce much art during this time which we will call the “Your Sons Not Quite Right Period”. At age seventeen I had kicked my habits and refined my skills and began to earn money with art for the first time by doing fellow students art projects for lunch money. At age twenty I apparently graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and moved to Florida unbeknownst to me. I still live in Florida where I enjoy floundering about and painting pretty pictures, and I still eat paste now and again just to remind myself of my roots and how I ended up like this. Some day I hope not to be famous.
2013 Now that the world didn’t end shows:
“Far Away, So Close” Bold Hype Gallery. New York, New York.
“The Gonzo Collection” (Tribute to Ralph Steadman). Tag Galleries. Baltimore Maryland
“Suggestivism” MondoPop Gallery. Roma, Italy
“Solo Show” Spoke Art Gallery. San Francisco, California.
“Mad Hatters” Flower Pepper Gallery. Pasadena, California
“Risque” Long Beach Museum of Art. Long Beach California
2012 The End of the World Shows:
Adult Swim – Gallery 1988, Melrose, CA. Jan. 13th
Memes – Gallery 1988, Melrose, CA. May 4th
Suggestivism – Bold Hype, New York, NY. May. 10th
ArtPadSF – Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA. May 17th
Wasted – WWA Gallery, Culver City, CA. June 9th
Hollow Thoughts – Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA. June 9th.
Botanica – Genome Gallery, Charlotte, NC. June 16th
Greedy Mouse – Howl Gallery, Ft. Myers, FL. July 6th.
Taboo – Last Rites Gallery, New York, NY. July. 7th
Crazy 4 Cult – Gallery 1988, New York, NY. July
Liquid Lowbrow – Lava Lounge, Long Beach, CA. Sept. 29th
Anomalies – Coprogallery, Santa Monica. CA. Oct.13th
Old School Video Game – Gallery 1988, Venice, CA. Oct. 26th
Bold Hype Gallery
Artist Website: http://www.flounderart.com/