12x12 (mixed media hand cut collage)
Artist Statement - The Tulip Factory (Neal Soley):
The work I produce is the product of self-expression, realized through the exploration of media. The linear loops throughout my work serve as my representation of self, providing a string of commonality spanning a variety of mediums. Through these lines, I am conveying a certain emotion, energy, or presence that is unique to each piece.
Having a repetitive theme is drawn from graffiti, being able to identify an artist by their mark. The act of making is also celebrated throughout Abstract Expressionism, with the creation of art being more than process, but a part of the artwork itself. Living in an almost constant state of creation is borrowed from Pop Art, specifically Warhol. Working in this manner allows me to view each piece as a product or artifact. They hold their energy and continue to exist in a seemingly self-realized way, as I continue onward to whatever the next medium may be.
Learn more about the artist at https://thetulipfactory.bigcartel.com/