Welcome to another edition of Art Chat with John Bishop and Bogdan Mihai. Today I have the pleasure of presenting and discussing two very different artworks: "Springtide" and "Look Up". I hope you enjoy learning about the creative process and inspiration behind each piece.
"Springtide:" As a longtime lover of nature, I find endless inspiration in the beauty of flowers. For the past two years, I have been focused on capturing the essence and delicate details of various blooms through vivid watercolor paintings. The Floral series began as a way to slow down and truly observe my subjects with acute focus and care.
For "Springtide," tulips were my muse. The piece perfectly captures the sense of rebirth and renewal that tulips symbolize each April and May. When viewing up close, one can admire the fine details like wispy veins and streaks of color radiating from the centers.
Shifting gears, let me introduce "Look Up" from Urbana series. As an urban explorer with a keen interest in architecture and infrastructure, I find artistic inspiration in manmade structures and patterns within cities. The Urbana collection focuses on abstracted details and textures found in urban environments, recontextualized in vibrant acrylic paintings.
With this artwork, I I experimented with how to translate the urban shapes, tags and cartboard into a non-literal, more emotive work of art.