collaboration with Fabio Bene - San Francisco based animator and illustrator
12" x 15.75" - 185 lb. cold pressed paper - acrylic paint & chalk pencil
"street loose" is a series of six paintings, a collaboration with Fabio Bene - I reached out with the concept of my flat line work - loose but contained - to operate as a skeleton that he would sculpt on top of, by adding color ultimately bringing out a singular character. These characters are the people that surround us in Mexico City and San Francisco - products of the cities that come alive through the colorful individuals that inhabit them. Their names, often ordinary to our regions, symbolize the unknown identities that surround us.
Fabio's expressive characters brought to life with confident and playful line work resonated with me - seeing a similar ethos in my work.
His use of color and stippling adds a layer of definition to his work. His characters often are disappearing or emerging out of phone screens or themselves.
I drew six naked skeletons in Mexico, and shipped them to San Francisco where they emerged as six individual characters.
- Stefan Matioc
Matioc's lines remind me of thoughts that flow through our heads when we create, going in all directions and taking unpredictable forms.
I used his lines as the filling of my characters, that represent all people who walk through cities observing the details that surround them absorbing and filtering it all.
Their minds are loose as they process their urban landscape.
- Fabio Bene
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