2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Paul Morado

Queens NY USA
http://www.moradoworld.tumblr.com
I believe my ability to compare things and articulate them in a way my viewer/audience can comprehend derives from my grand-mother. She was always great at using metaphors to me growing up in her household. This verbal technique became quite resourceful to me in the form of painting. Using metaphors I felt it was great for hiding in plain sight while at the same time expressing my deepest emotion artistically. At first glance, you would see just bold and vivid colors, however, majority of my works were illustrated to reflect poorly-chosen relationships and fears within. Working with metaphors I also needed key elements in detailing each piece and its meanings. I began using symbols such as, chequered patterns, clouds and “apple-shaped hearts” (preferably dark purple), to reflect my perspective of joy, struggle and vanity. Armed with these skills, I gradually mature into not just a better artist but a better person.
© Paul Morado | The Black Sheep 4481
2014 Painting | The Black Sheep
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 24", 2014
© Paul Morado | The Introduction of Mr. Morado (The Purple Elephant) 4482
2014 Painting | The Introduction Of Mr. Morado (The Purple Elephant)
Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20", 2013
USD $3,500
© Paul Morado | (Gula) Gluttony: 7 Deadly Sins Series 4483
2014 Painting | (Gula) Gluttony: 7 Deadly Sins Series
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 30", 2013
USD $5,000
© Paul Morado | Envy (He Who Envies): 7 Deadly Sins Series 4484
2014 Painting | Envy (He Who Envies): 7 Deadly Sins Series
Acrylic on Canvas, 18" x 24", 2013
USD $5,000
© Paul Morado | The Cupcake District 4485
2014 Painting | The Cupcake District
Acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20", 2014
USD $1,200
© Paul Morado | Le' Jester (No Laughing Matter) 4486
2014 Painting | Le' Jester (No Laughing Matter)
Acrylic on Canvas, 16" x 20", 2012
© Paul Morado | The Hopeless Optimistic 4487
2014 Painting | The Hopeless Optimistic
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 24", 2014
USD $2,500
© Paul Morado | Diablo De La Rosa (Remastered) 4488
2014 Painting | Diablo De La Rosa (Remastered)
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 24", 2014
USD $3,500
© Paul Morado | Summer Blues 5821
2014 Painting | Summer Blues
Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 24", 2014
USD $1,200