This piece is spraypainted on plywood. The image is a stencil created from my photograph and handcut by myself with an exacto blade. The background is painted with the use of acrylics, sponges, water, aerosols and some stencils and I intentionally use all mediums extremely watered down to allow the wood grain to be viewable.
My name is Iosua Tai Taeoalii (Josh); I am an American/Samoan artist and award winning filmmaker from Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm currently experimenting with a mix of photography, pen & ink, spray paint, stencils, acrylics and nature's wood grains to bring to fruition resolutions to my inquiries concerning the human condition. My work often comes from an intense place and although it can, at times, appear aggressive and foreboding, it is always honest and hopefully profound. It is not my goal to create anything other than that which can cause the viewer to think.
Throughout my existence I have had a beckoning passion for the arts and after trying my hands at so many of the different mediums, a fortuitous meeting of my wife Adrienne,...
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