Piece description from the artist
This painting experiments with the concept of censorship while blurring the line between foreground and back ground. The figure alone reflects an Art Nouveau style, while the piece as a whole is inspired more by modern Pop Art sensibilities. The bright background colors compliment the earthy flesh tones of the figure and make the image pop off the canvas. It’s a little different style than my other pieces, and I hope that you like it.
I used Montana Gold and Ironlak Spray Paints, on a 12″×24″ canvas for this piece. As with all of my canvas pieces, it’s signed on the bottom.
Growing up as the son of an artist, John Contrado spent his entire life surrounded by beauty and creativity. His father's passion and love of art is what inspired John to start creating art of his own.
Spray paint and stencils became a natural fit for John because he is constantly tweaking and fine tuning during the art-making process. When he is designing and cutting stencils, for instance, he can make all the adjustments he wants before the paint ever touches the canvas. John considers this process of stenciling to be ninety percent preparation, and ten percent presentation; if it looks easy or effortless to the casual observer, John feels that he has been successful.