2016 Comics vs. Art Exhibit
This piece was based on
Thomas Gainsborough - A Peasant Girl with Dog and Jug.
And inspired by Mystique from X-Men.
Gainsborough is one of the most famous evocative portraiture and landscape painters of 18th century Britain. I picked this piece because
it reminded me of the time when I was child visiting my mother’s home county Columbia in South America.
My degree is in Digital Design and Graphics and with this piece, I decided to combine my natural artistic talent with digital paints.
I am an artist, illustrator and fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a comic book artist.
About Comics Vs. Art Exhibit
The Comics vs Art exhibit is a playful exploration of classical art through the lens of cartoonists and graphic artists.
Our curator, Canada Keck of Sunday Comix, challenged over 45 artists to look at selected paintings of the Western art canon—from the Middle Ages through the modern era—and reinterpret them with a comic twist. The exhibit was on display at the Wild Goose Creative gallery in October 2016 and held in conjunction with the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC).
Columbus is an amazing city for the arts. Especially vibrant is the comics community. It's always staying active and finding new ways to connect, with annual events such as the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE), the Independent Comics Fair (ICF), and the newest addition, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC). Columbus is home to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library, which houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of comic art.