The Cultural Center of Wyoming
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Isaiah Findley pursues his artistic career through colorful, independent, and vibrant surrealist expressions of work. Findley finds most of his work includes a personal concept. He enjoys incorporating life events into prints but in a surreal and illustrative form. Findley’s variety of work is somewhat experimental and utilizes different materials like pastels, oil paints, ink, graphite, charcoal, and alcohol markers. The primary works are productions of art onto paper, then into digital mixed media. His favorite method is through the virtual works produced.
FROM THE ARTIST
I hope to share my independent works with more than my close friends and family, and I hope to contribute to the artistic world of surrealism and mixed media art.
When I first started making art, I was relatively young, starting with small cartoons of animals such as horses. Over time, I eventually started doing life drawings, mixing paintings, and making other media into cartoons. I realized I was not too fond of realistic artwork after graduating with my associate degree in Fine Arts. Then, I started to explore surrealism and fell in love with the work. I began to experiment with colors more, and I began to make my main artwork. The colors and light I use in my works represent the positive things in my life, and the surrounding atmosphere is just as intentional for the dark and unknown. The color representations, light, and dark are all indicative of the balance I try to achieve in my own life. My work reminds onlookers and me that there is always light to be found in the dark. Surrealism helps me express myself like nothing else ever could; working in so many different mediums has shaped my life. I will continue to explore and continue creating more surrealistic artworks.