Open Season by Aaron C. Fisher
24 x 30 inches
Artist Statement: The black male. Public enemy number 1, or so it seems...It's been open season on brown men for years now. Difference is, unlike wild animals, the hunting season never ends. Stop the madness.....
Bio: Princeton, NJ is where it all began….. My mother says from the time I could hold a crayon, I was drawing. Artistic expression comes naturally. Early influence came from my sister Pat, who too is an artist, and she encouraged me to hone my gift. I attended Middlesex County College, majoring in Marketing, Art and Design. I am
currently the Visual Arts mentor for the New Brunswick area branch of ACT-SO
(Afro- Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics), which is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate and encourage high academic and cultural achievement amongst African-American high school students.
Working on canvas and wood, utilizing acrylic paint, inks and colored
pencil, I focus on the human face layering the various colors to recreate expression, character and life. Details matter and with all my pieces, I carefully attempt to recreate the details that make each face unique. I have never encountered a dull subject and inspiration is readily available. I work fervently to create works that
express my admiration for the subject matter and in doing so, I am hopeful that the gazer notices the details but also, feels…….
I currently reside in Franklin Park, NJ with Angela, my beautiful wife of 32 years and our daughter, Kylie.
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