Check out these superb paintings by Samuel Rodriguez, aka Shorty Fatz. He has a way of blending geometric forms, swooshes of color and beautifully painted people all in one dramatic piece. His richly textured works pop portraits out of the canvas surrounded by a near grid of intersecting lines – many looking much like his linear interpretation of brush strokes. The figures themselves exude a sexy cool vibe which is intoxicating. Whatever blissfully technicolor world these people occupy, we crave the ability to be there too.
Short Fatz doesn’t limit himself to paintings; a graffiti artist and comic artist – who created his own “barrio funny pages” using Shorty Fatz as the main character – he now channels that energy into his passion for public art, graphic design, design collaborations… and yes, personal art. His works, and even his logos, have a decidedly street-like feel, giving them a raw edge which many lack. You can find more of his diverse work, including more paintings, at shortyfatz.com.