Watermelon by Roland Tamayo
8″ x 8″ x 1.625″, Acrylic on Wood Panel
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: Collection of Curiosities: Alex Louisa & Roland Tamayo from November 21st to December 15th, 2015
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- Life And Love from February 7th to March 4th, 2015
- 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.
Artist Statement about the new pieces for Collection of Curiosities:
These pieces are a collection of treats enjoyed by my sons, along with nostalgic treats from my childhood, connected by a mutual love and enjoyment of Star Wars. One one of my favorite childhood memories was going to Fedco here in Pasadena, who employed my grandfather as an Optometrist. Because of his employment there, we would go often to buy family supplies, toys, etc., at a discount, and there would always be Toblerone candy at the checkout isle. It was my first introduction to that candy, and whenever I see it, it reminds me of my grandfather. Never would I have thought that a Toblerone candy would be a subject of a painting, especially combined with a Star Destroyer. But I’m so grateful for this opportunity, that it has.
Artist Website: http://rolandtamayo.com