Opening this Saturday, October 11th at the Last Rites Gallery is their annual group show “The 13th Hour”. As always there will be some inspiring artists showing new work, and we are lucky to have an exclusive preview of a new piece for the show by John Cebollero entitled “Black Rooster”. I chatted with John for a bit, and he gave us a quick writeup of what inspired this piece.
As time has gone by, I’ve wanted more of my “paintings” to be more spontaneous in their conception…….
Not so premeditated…..
The idea of sitting down and meticulously plotting out an image doesn’t appeal to me….
This image, for instance, was not drawn out first in pencil…..
I just painted a VERY rough indication with paint and fleshed it out from their….
What I’ve been trying to achieve is very much in the vein of Zdzislaw Beksinski.
Tormented souls exiled to a land of despair.
A place of sulfur & rot.
Where rot sets in before death.