Updated: Sep 18
He started painting after watching a movie on Jackson Pollack.
Started checking out books from the public library on Mitchell, Rothko, de Kooning, Kline, Frankenthaler , to name a few.
What stood out to him was the creation of objects and their relationships to time and space.
They depicted many forms that could be unrealistically or extreme. Not forms drawn from the visible world (nonobjective). They emphasize free, spontaneous, and personal emotional expression, and they exercise considerable freedom of technique and execution to attain a goal, with a particular emphasis laid on the exploitation of the variable physical character of paint to evoke expressive qualities (e.g., sensuousness, dynamism, violence, mystery, lyricism).
These paintings filled large canvases to give these aforementioned visual effects both monumental and engrossing power.
But it wasn't the abstraction at first; it was the commercial imagery of recognizable faces or faces of creation, the Warhol quick-ready bull-shit that many artists today attempt to sell as original.
It was a journey of lost moments, anger, giving away and throwing away. It was a giant hole threw the chest, no matter what, it never was satisfied or filled. He wasn't trained in any art school, studied with a known artist or even declared his allegiance to art. The art was a piece of a constructive project which started out as the:
The NXT was the next project to be confronted by this artist, writer, martial artist, musician and professional warrior. He made his decision, stayed in college awhile--then opted to leave not because he didn't have the drive or ambition, but he realized that his education and best learning came from his indoctrination as a member of the US. Army which ended in controversy, but the experience allowed him to receive arduous training in the covert arts ( martial arts, zen, Taoism, and Budo) This training was intense and delivered results that created and fostered high degrees of intellectualism, logical explanation, rational and philosophical opinion and mastery.
Choosing art, to express anger, rage, truth, control, and hunger, he dismissed the notion that he was a "BLACK ARTIST" There came a moment in time where being black didn't impact his feelings. not white, or any other human being can make the decision on where his collective will lead him.
Davine-Antional Green on display in New York City 1991