My artwork takes a critical view of social and political issues and the mundane life we lead just to survive our short existence. It’s a visual diary of what is twinging me mentally and I have the urge to put it down on paper. I rarely plan out any ideas and I just let my hand go where it pleases. I am very detailed oriented when it comes to my artwork which becomes an obsession that sometimes I can’t control.
I use disfigured characters because that’s how I see people in this world. People just lose touch with themselves and emotions and focus on possessions with no meaning. The world is full of all things ugly and ugly is truth (who says there is no beauty in ugly?). What’s wonderful about art is that people can create their own ideas as to what the artist is thinking. Negativity can blossom into positivity. http://www.hiramsart.com
Hiram Melendez is a self taught artist who resides in New York City. Hiram briefly studied under Anthony Palumbo (1923-2008) for figure drawing in 1992-1993 and Anthony Pellettieri (Print Making) in 2005 at the Art Student League to perfect and broaden his artistry. He's been drawing with a ballpoint pen since 1987 and is always trying new ways to express himself creatively within and outside of drawing.
Art Student league: 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
2005 Michael Pellettieri (Print Making)
1992-1993 Anthony Palumbo (Figure Drawing)
Bottom Feeders Gallery
Location: Brooklyn Artist Gallery: 168 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215.
Group show (Drawing)