Sometimes I miss the immediacy of pencil on paper. Every since I hung my exhibition- Project Fusion I have been making simple drawings- pencil on paper and ink on paper. Painting consumes you in a way that drawing doesn't. Drawing always helps me regain balance because exhibitions, having my studio emptied out, always throw me out of sorts. Here is a reel sharing some of the quicker ideas that have come my way. Enjoy and follow me on instagram. #art #artistoninstagram #artree
I arranged this painting using compositional devices borrowed from Edouard Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass. I have always enjoyed the spectacular nature of Manet’s painting and we share many similarities as artists. We both have been influenced by the history of painting, the flatness of Japanese prints, and the idea that imagery can be multifaceted in its relationship to the viewer. Our work also exists outside the boundaries of the established and accepted conventions in our
My solo exhibition Project Fusion is now open to the public. The exhibition will be on view until October 14th 2022. The reception will be held on October 13th from 4:30PM -6:00PM The exhibition features 14 works ranging from 2019 - 2022 and the works are a mixture of mixed media drawings and oil paintings. #art #contemporaryart #artexhibitions #ForgetMeNotsLand #FMNL #contemporarypainting #painting #rogerallancleaves #soloexhibition #artcollector #artcurator #afrofuturism
This is an animated short I made over the weekend. I've been getting all my main character rigs created and it's really been pushing the narrative to be able to play with these characters in the world of animation. This short introduces, Ava Sinclaire, one of my main characters, to FMNL (Forget Me Nots Land. I haven't figured out the sound of this world but I will one day. Take it as is for now. Enjoy. #animation #FMNL #FORGETMENOTSLAND #RogerallanCleaves #RogerCleavesArt #Av
I'm making some animation cycles for some future NFTs. It's really fun creating characters. Art has always been character based for me. I grew up when entertainment was comics, crayons, and pencils you could find. That's still my go to outlet when I need to escape from reality. This is my first attempt at Bookie's walk cycle. I want to try one that moves a little slower in the future.
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This week I started my adventure with NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens). What are NFT’s? From my novice level understanding it’s like Crypto currency, but in the form of art. I just see NFt’s as a way for my digital works, both finished and experimental, to exist in a realm where they are valued in a fair way. My studio practice has involved digital processes since the invention of photoshop. Since that starting point, I’ve branched out into animation, databending, glitch art, and