Michael Jordan Air Original Art - "Last Dance" Era - Acrylic on Canvas by Jota Leal 70 X 60. Amazing Original Painting - Framed. Bout Face: The Art of Jota, Leal/Cowan 1883398754. Some of Jota's signed preliminary drawings. They make a great addition and add to the provenance and value.
T's late in the 4th and we all know who's going to get the ball! The ultimate Michael Jordan portrait by the ultimate Michael Jordan fan, Jota Leal.
Jota spent weeks working on this large tribute to his favorite sports figure, the maestro of the hardwood. A seminal work in the world of sports art during the highlight of Michael Jordan's career - as covered in the " Last Dance " series on ESPN. Very large 70" x 60" (5.8 feet x 5 feet) format. Jota's style is Pop Art, whose objective is committed to the conundrum of identity and portraiture, and. This original painting is awesome, comes professionally framed.And will make a fine addition to any Michael Jordan enthusiast's collection. It looks even better in person. (Search Youtube for "Jota Leal Air" to see the painting being created by Jota). Is one of Jota's iconic works.
And one of the largest works hes ever produced. Jota is actually a huge MJ fan and has produced several others this is by far his best. I've included a picture of Jota lighting the painting at a recent exhibition. As for mounting, the canvas is stretched on 1.5" to 2" thick wood frame and the canvas wraps around the sides in back.
Many people like this basic look and the painting is professionally framed. Take advantage of this opportunity to own this huge. Was born in a humble little town in eastern Venezuela, thirty-six years ago. He began drawing and painting at a very young age, and never studied fine art.He attempted to sit in class as a child of six, but ran away after being forced to paint plastic fruit and empty bottles. Even at that age, Jota (pron: Hota) knew what he wanted to do.
He wanted to paint people. He wanted to paint their faces. Leal was the second of three brothers, each possessing their own unique talent. Their parents worked in the oil fields. One of Jotas first memories is of drawing some lines for his amazed parents, as a baby.His subsequent birthday and Christmas gifts were all limited to pencils, crayons, and drawing materials. Having been surrounded by engineers and those with real jobs, Leal went on to study electrical engineering and graduated with honors. No one in his family knows how he accomplished this, as he was so obsessed with drawing and painting.
It didnt take long for his circuits to become lines, numbers to become colors, and brushes replaced the sweep of physics theories. Now Jota paints all the time. He blames his obsession on his parents.They made me believe it was something I was good at. I have not stopped painting since. In 2001 Jota traveled to Spain and lived there, immersing himself in the history and technique of art. His art follows the grand tradition of the great portrait painters of the past, as well as the more recent caricature masters. Jota's oevre is a part with the likes of Honore' Daumier and Otto Dix.
His sense of humor shows the delicate whimsy of a Max Beerbohn or Al Hirschfeld, but with a more fully rendered painting style. Jotas style results in a synergy of remarkable painting skill and a probing sense of the subjects soul, and often tweaked with a remarkable sense of humor. Leal works with pencil on paper, acrylic on board, and acrylic on canvas to achieve his amazing images.He paints the inner soul of his subjects, and manifests this as their outer persona. He is an interpreter of the subconscious, translating with his pencils and brushes. His amazing portraits of Michael Jordan, Johnny Depp, Jimi Hendrix, John Malkovitch, Al Pacino as Scarface, Babe Ruth, and others are classics of their kind. Jota has exhibited at Jack Galleries in Las Vegas and New Orleans, Art Encounter gallery in the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace, The World of Art Showcase, Chalk Farm Gallery, Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, as well as New York and Taipei. Rtist Interview (Search Youtube for "Jota Leal Interview" to see an interview with Jota).
Jota Leal, from Venezuela, probes the subconscious, showing that depth can be shown with humor and whimsy. Please check out the pictures to appreciate this item. And make an offer on any items you're interested in.3 days upon receiving invoice. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. The item "MICHAEL JORDAN Air Last Dance Original Painting JOTA LEAL 70 X 60 Art Framed" is in sale since Monday, July 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "rumel" and is located in Aurora, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Cayman islands.