Mahaloness

Contemporary artist specializing in full spectrum painting, mural, animation and digital hybrid art.


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memory

I have been a little MIA lately, I suppose I have lots going on in my life. And really…..who doesn’t. So now that we’ve got that out of the way, lets get on with it. The last couple months have flown by. Ups, downs, sideways, upside down, around, twisted, sadness, happiness, and loneliness. Love came, love went, that empty feeling, don’t back down, ride the ebbs and flows that life brings. Those things that build character, and things that make me mad. A longing for something I have not found, I guess I’ll keep my nose the ground. The search continues, new dreams mapped out. Gone are some happy days that made sense at the time. Some came, some went, some never to be heard from again. Thoughts inwards, inner spirit, the quest for the truth. Moments of madness and chaos, and swarms of blue. Flowers so delicate and yet so distant as winter squeezes alllife from their memory. Wandering the city streets with no one in particular to meet. A fresh hot cup of coffee to warm the veins giving credence to the old adage,

Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.

-David Lynch

 

And now some halts art history…

‘creator’ a community spirit mural produced by halts and painted in 2016.

 

In 2004, I made a small series of paintings. It is the point in my life I decided to paint, or perhaps you could day painting serendipitously came into my life. I remember the first moment I touched a brush, I knew this is what I wanted to do, and never I never looked back.

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in the flow, halts working on his 2016 creator mural (foto courtesy Walt Flemming)

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in them moment of truth (foto courtesy Walt Flemming)

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Creator mural at the halfway stage

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Creator mural 2016

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an early stage in my painting ‘Therianthropica’ circa 2016

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the Zicatela community spirit mural Puerto Escondido Oaxaca Mexico

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‘Are you a Believer?’ No. 1 a paintamentary following the Obama years, 5 paintings in this series circa 2009

2004 city man acrylic on canvas 20x24inches

‘city man’ made 15 years ago almost to the day, its hard to say who found who, painting or me….the one thing I do know is that painting saved my life, circa 2004

2005 woven

‘woven’ my first foray into the abstract, this was part of series created in 2005

 

All images are the property and under the copyright of halts  c.2019


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useful uselessness (foto heavy issue)

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a work of heart

‘Bassbus’ also known as Big Hau, Big Ha and Furtherer
c.2011
3-D (with Crayola Kids 3-D glasses) airbrush mural art on 1994 School bus
Dimensions: huge

-the building in Linden where I spent three months more or less working on a dream project, and experiment, make something out of nothing, or so I thought, who knew it would turn into the beast it did, that demanded so much for so long, working long hard periods of time in solitary work flow, experiencing monumental breakthroughs in painting, in process and self, often my only the witness the mice or shop cat, moments that were everything, the stories endless.

IMG_6248.PNG-the cold winds of old man winter regularly screamed outside and no real heat source inside was a bit of trip so a friend offered his van to stay warm, cook food and sleep, a little camp set up inside a buidling, perhaps the farthest thing from nature, it did make working conditions better.

IMG_6247.PNG-another time I will share events that occurred on this project, these were not the run of the mill experiences, this project changed me, it has taken a few years to see it and accept it, which may sound strange and hopefully I can better explain myself when the time is right, for now I wish to share with you these images, some new ones I found buried in the arhives, sorry no time-lapse of this one, the size of the painting bay where I worked in (behind the van in the fotos above) was too small to step back and see the whole bus, one of many challenges I experienced working on this project.

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dedicated tot Julian and Scotty, up in the sky.

hälts online art gallery link, please click here

Super Gracias for this life


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Artbomb! auction today

Hello blogger world, today I have my of my paintings up for auction, the title of the painting is ‘pearl diver’s dream’, please follow the link to place a bid if it speaks to you.
artbomb auction link
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Pearl diver’s dream c. 2011
16 x 20 in. Acrylic on wood panel

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