"Old Yella"

"Old Yella"

Oil on Panel - 24" x 70" - 2015 Net Price: $5000 Available

"Old Yella Detail"

"Old Yella Detail"

"Da Show Installation"

"Da Show Installation"

"Dawn of the Donut"

"Dawn of the Donut"

Oil on Panel - 24" x 24" - 2015 Net Price: $2000 Available

"Western Faux"

"Western Faux"

Oil on Panel - 24" x 24" - 2015 Net Price: $2000 Available

"Da Debacle"

"Da Debacle"

Oil on Panel - 24" x 24" - 2014 Net Price: $2000 Available

"Vroom!"

"Vroom!"

Oil on Panel - 24" x 24" - 2014 Net Price: $2000 Available

"Vroom" - Detail

"Vroom" - Detail

"Committee Head the Omniscient"

"Committee Head the Omniscient"

Oil on Panel - 24" x 24" - 2014 Net Price: $1000 Available

"Da Show Installation"

"Da Show Installation"

"Sky King"

"Sky King"

Oil on Panel - 6" x 6" - 2015 Net Price: $300 Private Collection

"Dessert Storm"

"Dessert Storm"

Oil on Panel - 6"x 8" - 2014 Net Price: $400 Private Collection

"2008"

"2008"

Oil on Panel (Diptych) - 7"x10" - 2014 NFS

"Fin"

"Fin"

Oil on Panel - 6" x 8" - 2015 Net Price: $400 Private Collection

"Why the Hell Not"

"Why the Hell Not"

Oil on Panel - 6" x 6" - 2015 Net Price: $300 Private Collection

"Da Show Installation"

"Da Show Installation"

"Diorama Shot"

"Diorama Shot"

"This Means Something"

"This Means Something"

Oil on Panel - 24" x 18" - 2014 Net Price: $600 Available

"Dam It"

"Dam It"

Oil on Panel - 12" x 12" - 2015 Net Price: $600 Private Collection

"I Don't Know, Dino Dough"

"I Don't Know, Dino Dough"

Oil on Panel - 12" x 12" - 2014 Net Price: $600 Private Collection

"Coffee Time"

"Coffee Time"

Oil on Panel - 12" x 36" - 2014 Net Price: $600 Available

"Da Show Studies"

"Da Show Studies"

Studies - 6" x 6" - 2015 Net Price: $200 Private Collection

      Toys facilitated my imagination and desire to create at an early age. The act of play was a catalyst for me to pursue the arts, and instilled in me a curious enthusiasm that has consistently fueled my work to this day. Therefore, I decided to honor the act of play as an important influence on creativity by staging dioramas that depict whimsical scenarios.

 

      These scenarios are assembled in a manner that a child could have presumably erected from objects associated with playtime. Each arrangement is primarily governed by a simple interest in color and form, all the while implying an absurd narrative. Once I am satisfied with the formal arrangement and narrative of each diorama, I begin the process of building the image with paint. I always seek to create immersive paintings that emphasize light and the materiality of the depicted doodads.

 

      Furthermore, these narratives provide the opportunity for my own observances of the world to be subtly expressed in a lighthearted manner. But above all else, I maintain the importance of having fun throughout the duration of the process.

© 2020 by Aaron Pickens

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