Glenn Arthur

Glenn Arthur

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Synergism (Collaborating Minds)

I recently embarked on an artistic adventure by collaborating my visions and styles with another artist’s work and I must say that it was one of the most engaging experiences I’ve had as an artist. It really forces you to step outside of your comfort zone and place complete trust in another individual that they will not only handle your work with love and care but add their own special brand of talent to help improve and expand the piece as a whole and vice versa.

My great friend, Roberto Morales, is a master of graphite and ink work in a beautifully twisted style that is all his own. His artwork is jam packed full of imagery that is not only macabre and bizarre but intricately detailed to perfection which is why I was so excited to combine our two artistic worlds! We agreed on an idea and set to work…

The piece is titled “Peeling Back The Nightmares” which I started with acrylic paint on a 12x16 wood panel.

I handed off the piece to Roberto and he took over by adding his amazing work with graphite and ink.

The piece then found its way back into my hands as I finished off the rest with more paint and viola… a piece of art was born!