MilanHoopersArt

Gainesville, Florida

MilanHoopersArt

Paintings and sculptures by self-taught artist

Gainesville, Florida | On Etsy since 2018

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Last updated on Jan 30, 2018

Welcome to my new Etsy shop!
All pieces are available for local pickup in Gainesville, FL.

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Milan Hooper

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Milan Hooper

About MilanHoopersArt

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On Etsy since 2018

A bit about me.

I am a self-taught artist making works that could be described as Art Brut or Naiive Art.
I make art as a contribution to humankind's collective creativity. When I am creating, I feel like I am doing something positive and offsetting some of the negative effects of living in this material world. I want to be part of of the creative process as opposed to being part of the destructive process.
Modern art is a definite influence. In particular, Picasso's paintings influence how I represent animals. Other influences include Dubuffet and Basquiat.
Some of my subject matter is of animals facing challenges because of environmental degradation. Most of my work is playful, recognizing that we shouldn't take ourselves too seriously.
A lot of the work I do uses repurposed or recycled materials like found wood, housepaints, and discarded metal. As a work unfolds, elements are added with moments of inspiration. Usually it is a spur of the moment process of me having fun. Many works involve action painting using lots of liquid housepaints on a horizontal surface allowing for flowing patterns of color.
I sell my work here on Etsy and at Persona Vintage Clothing and Flaco's in Gainesville, Florida. I like bringing nature and color into people's living spaces.

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