Craig Alan Original Artwork. Paintings and Mixed Media on Canvas
Craig Alan’s thought provoking and detailed paintings contain a mix of raw technical ability and rich imagination. Working in a style with elements of pop-art and surrealism, the artist experiments with creative techniques, and the use of metaphorical imagery, developing his subject matter and direction in the process.
The hundreds of tiny people which Craig depicts in his paintings, represent characters from all walks of life. These figures exhibit a variety recognized character and body types, conveyed through the artist’s brilliant use of posture and movement. The people are often arranged in patterns to form an iconic image; “connected” to each other on multiple levels.
As Alan continues to explore and develop his subjects, this theme of connectivity remains consistent. His subjects range from nondescript urban environments and architecture, to technology and pop-culture. The paintings from his technology series, explore the inter-connection between the masses and our gadgets and devices that we use daily.
Interpreting the “message” in Craig Alan’s artwork is part of the fun of viewing and owning one of his paintings or mixed media, high gloss resin pieces. The message can be subtle or direct; sincere, or tongue-in-cheek. And of course, everyone interprets them differently depending on their own personality and perspective.
If you are interested in purchasing one of Craig’s paintings or prints, please let us know and we will be happy to email you a high resolution image so you may zoom in and see the individual people which are so critical to fully enjoying his artwork.
Craig Alan Artist Biography:
Craig Alan was born in 1971 in Southern California. During his childhood he moved to New Orleans ‘ an artistic city that helped influenced his creative path. The artist experimented with street portraiture, which gave him his foundation for accurately painting the human form. After earning money, Alan was able to pay for his education at the University of Mobile, Alabama. With his focus on studio arts, Alan earned an area award for academic excellence, and was featured in the university’s most prestigious exhibition, “Art with a Southern Drawl.”
We have an excellent collection of Craig’s original and mixed media artwork for sale. Prices can vary considerably depending upon size and media. All paintings below are available for sale unless otherwise noted. Commissions available upon request!
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