Roland Tamayo is a Los Angeles-based conceptual artist whose naturalistic work delves deeply into the parameters of surrealism as it places massive flying aquatic creatures in strange, sometimes dreamy environments. Much like the work of Josh Keyes, Tamayo strives the bridge the gap between the natural and man-made worlds by showing animals in what may or may not be the remnants of a past human world.
The majority of the work seen here are acrylics, ink and colored pencils on wood, his favorite method of working. Roland Tamayo enjoys combining man made objects with nature, and natures’ creatures with each other, creating playful juxtapositions which tell stories conceived from his personal childhood experiences. He credits the love and support of his family as the prime inspiration behind his work.
Ladies and gentlemen, the “beastly” art of Roland Tamayo.