12″ x 12″ x 1.5″, Acrylic on Wood
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Life And Love from February 7th to March 4th, 2015
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- 3rd Year Anniversary Show from December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015
- The Brave Ones from October 10th to November 5th, 2014
- Pandamonium from June 7th to 27th, 2014
- Of History And Hope from April 5th to May 2nd, 2014
In the spring of 1999, Roland Tamayo earned his BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. After enjoying a career in the video game industry as a Concept Artist, working on series such as Sony’s Ratchet And Clank and Resistance: Fall Of Man franchises, Roland now focuses on his gallery, freelance, and commission work. He enjoys combining man made objects with nature, and natures’ creatures with each other, creating playful Juxtapositions which tell stories conceived from his personal experiences since childhood, and the love and inspiration drawn from his family.
My wife and I had always hoped and dreamed to have children. Driving to the hospital for their delivery, we passed by this bridge that I must have driven by hundreds of times. But for some reason it really captured my interest that day. In a day that was filled with excitement, time slowed down for me, appreciating each moment along the way. I also knew I eventually wanted to include this bridge in a piece of art. I’m excited to show this piece with Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, the same city where this bridge belongs, which represents hope fulfilled and the day of the birth of my twin boys.
Artist Statement about the six pieces for Life And Love:
“The work for this show is inspired by my children and some of the things that bring us together. The ‘Watcher’ series reflect my children, wide eyed and open to absorb and ingest the world around them. My boys are at a time where they are learning and growing so much, and as a parent it’s wonderful to see. I’m also thrilled that they are enjoying things that I loved as a kid. Having them in my life has really brought out the inner child inside of me. Painting Star Destroyers combined with some our favorite foods such as pizza brings joy to them and myself, and hopefully that joy translates through each piece.” – Roland Tamayo
Artist Website: www.rolandtamayo.com