Strange Juxtapositions: The Naturalistic Art Of Roland Tamayo

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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.

About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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7 Responses to Strange Juxtapositions: The Naturalistic Art Of Roland Tamayo

  1. viveka says:

    Thanks for sharing …. but this time nothing for my walls. Amazed by all the intresting artists you find to share with us. Keep on the good work. *smile

  2. I especially liked “Thought” and “Always,” but found “Grey Skies” creepy! Amazing how the same artist can evoke such different emotions with different works.

    • I particularly like Paths End and Shady. I also like the sense of motion he creates. It always looks like his subjects are heading somewhere, perhaps playing off the sense of constant migration in some animals, or maybe a restless search for … something … in people.

  3. petit4chocolatier says:

    Stephen, fascinating art! I really enjoyed them all; especially socialize, patience, and always!!

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