We are excited for the newest addition to The Bright Side Gallery... WELZIE!
Resin artist WELZIE creates a hybrid of abstract expressionism and illustrated imagery. Surrounded by fiberglass and resin in the Two Crows Surfboard Factory, he has combined his studies in art and the craft of surfboard building into his unique style of resin art.
Resin art is the use of resins to create art. WELZIE's history as a board builder for Two Crows Surfboards was the perfect catalyst for combining his creativity with the resin medium. The resin art is created s the same way surfboards are built.
This process creates a distinct look as wood gets laminated with white pigmented resin and fiberglass. This creates a unique canvas like background.
Next, the paintings get attacked with colored pigmented resins leftover from the surfboards. Paintings are then coated with a clear layer of resin to be sanded, creating a vibrant and flat background surface for WELZIE's inked images.
The paintings get finished with another layer of resin over the inked art, which gets sanded and polished. Paintings are durable and resistant to water, dents, and sun. Just like a surfboard.
The response to his work has already been overwhelming and we are honored and very excited to feature this new, fun and unique addition here in our Hanapepe art gallery!