Paintings are at the core. From Alien Love to Alien Architecture. From Action Code to Puzzle Piece.
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In Alien Love, I explore themes of social identity, alienation and equality. I'm conveying socio-political messages and personal attitudes through a fusion of Pop Art and calligraphic inspired elements.
Alien Love becomes a means of describing for my own sexuality. Initially, the work reflected LGBTQ rights and freedoms. Later, the narrative expanded to include any individual or group which has felt alienated.
Narrative storytelling is a vital element in this series. This is the story of the conception of Alien Love. Dejected from their home world. They are forced to live their lives out in outer space, in pockets of space. Here, they make alien love. Far away from their world. Perhaps, one day their fellow planet dwellers will let them come back. Until then, they are in bliss, in a union of love, far above their planet.
The race of alien beings are depicted along with an alien language, called Ackerman code, which is an intermix of numbers, words and symbols. The backgrounds, painted in black and white, can represent boundaries, such as those between the individual and society. Brightly painted characters in the foreground symbolize values of personal freedom and expression. The white and black labels float through these environments as reminders of social adherence and personal preference. My work becomes a process of breaking through barriers, solving issues and creating balance and harmony.
Alien Love: The Mini-Series
This is Alien Love; The Mini-Series. The saga continues in these small scale pieces with an otherworldly theme.
White Wall Alien Love
The color forms of alien figures are set against the white wall of the gallery space. This is Pop. This is Minimalist.
A stripped down, alternative version of Alien Love. A commentary on emotion and raw desire.
The Changeling and its many manifestations. A creature of myth, which cannot be caged or labeled.
Creating its own culture of constant change, The Changeling revels in non-conformity.
Meet the Changeling.
Ghost labels & The Golden Labels.
Alien Architecture Paintings
Alien Architecture paintings are founded within grids and frames. We enter through windows, chambers and doorways.
Inside alien domains, mysterious creatures do dwell. Erotic Ferrets. Feminine Machine. A place to lay your crimson heart down.
This is where otherworldly events begin to take shape. Enter the architecture and see for yourself.
Action Code Paintings
Paintings streaming with the energetic inter-mix code culture known as Ackerman code. The majority of these works were accomplished during sessions of Ackerman Paints Live. In those cases, location, atmosphere, energy and audience all became factors in the creation of the work.
Paintings created during during a session of Ackerman Paints Live during The Wynwood Art Walk in Wynwood, Miami.
The Wynwood triptych was started during a session of Ackerman paints Live. Accomplished in Wynwwood, Miami during the Wynwood Art Walk. It was completed in my studio in Boca Raton.
Puzzle Piece Portraits
Pop Art Portraits. Psychological. Emotional. Contemplative. Cartoon and comic connections. Abstracting from the realistic realm.
Self-Portraits, friends and more. Done on canvas & wood. Life-Like Portraits.
Layered marks, lines and shapes swirl inside abstracted habits. A blending and tangling of shapes and color. Some getting lost in the confusion. Some shapes finding their place.
Scratch Strata Paintings
Pockets of furious color. All dancing in a flurry. Scratched from start to finish by human hands. Along with the support of brush and palette knife.
Swamp evolves from small scale paintings. Several pieces were created under a magnification lens, by making incisions with palette knives and nails, into the surface of canvas and board. The series culminates in a larger piece. Layer upon layer of line and mark form a dense texture culture. Vibrant abstract filled habitats appear like swamp confetti. Enter the misty swamp lands and beyond.
The studies into the scripts of many cultures spawned a code language all of its own. The further refinement of my own code, Ackerman Code.
Landscapes with something further lurking. A hidden realm rarely seen is given new exposure. This is Abstract Interruptions.
Murals. There have only been a few. But they vibrate with electric energy. And offer other ways of building a painting.
The Objects (For The Cosmic Sound Tunnel)
BEHOLD! THE OBJECTS For The Cosmic Sound Tunnel.
Each painted object refers to a sound piece.
As a unified collection, The Objects form the video sequence, The Cosmic Sound Tunnel, a featured segment in From The Dark To The Light: An Immersive Video Experience. (2021)