Artist: Joshua Oliveira
Product Type: Original Painting
Title: Galactic Contraband
Style: Urban Surrealism
Mediums: Oil, acrylic, Ninja Star, Razor Blade, canvas, brush, deco marker.
Size: 4ft x 3ft x 1.5"
Process: Live Art Freestyle
Hand signed on front, back and dated.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
Thumb Print Certified.
Painted live at the Lightbox in Wynwood, Miami on March 26, 2016. A ninja star was fastened over the Pineal Gland to represent the victory of the will over desire. The artist had overcome something big in his life that day. Very much influenced by the following quote. "Wisdom is the triumph of discipline over desire."
A razor blade was used to carve shapes into the painting during the show. It was later also fastened to the painting.
Malik Izaak Taylor, better known by his stage name Phife Dawg, was an American rapper and a member of the group A Tribe Called Quest with high school classmates Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. ATCQ has remained an influence in Oliveira's art so to pay respect he wrote the abbreviation in the teeth randomly during the show.
Galactic Contraband is another term for DMT which is excreted by the Pineal Gland, suppressed by fluoride.