Solis is an artist living and showing his art in San Francisco.
Please feel free to visit the website and drop me a line with your questions or for more information. The work shown on artslant is demonstrative of work completed between the beginning of 2009 and prior to December 2010. The new Series of "We Are Wildewood" is taking my style to new directions that better suit that series' genre.
Peace, Love and Happiness
"We Are Wildewood" came to me in a dream. In that dream three animals spoke to me: a bear, a gator and a small song bird. The curious thing was where, they should have fur, hide or feathers, felt took their place. The three beings seemed to enjoy a symbiotic experience each taking a turn as leader of the group and all managed to speak as one. Their actions also mirrored eachothers. I asked them their names and they spoke in unison, "We Are Wildewood". They inhabitated a lush and fantastical world that seemed to be organic/technological in nature. A wonderous juxtaposition to be sure. I woke up and drew the first sketches early in the morning of September 2010.
Fleshing out the first characters in paint/mixed media pieces came quickly and spontaneously. The metamorphs: D. Gem, 'Lil Al E and O.G were born. In addition other creatures whose origins have not yet been revealed but seem to be of rabbit/jackelope nature that include the beings: Z. Ed, Seren. A and A. Migo.
On December 3, 2010, "We Are Wildewood" was launched in a Solo show at Magnet (magnetsf.org) in San Francisco as well as a group show at City Art Gallery (cityartgallery.org) also in San Francisco. My website: heartofsolis was launched as well.
Still my dreams are speaking to me and I'm currenly adding more characters to "We Are Wildewood". It seems that the inhabitants of this strange, bold world are revealing themselves to me in stages and so I will share the stories with the world as the "We Are Wilewood" universe converses with me in my dreams.