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Felix Saez

Felix Saez, a self-taught artist, was born in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He currently resides in Park City, Utah.

When he was a youngster, Felix would often stare at the linoleum, picking out patterns in the floor in much the same way that kids peer into the clouds and see ducks or tugboats. Felix’s mother encouraged her son’s imaginings and urged him to look beyond the obvious. I crawled around on the floor and my mother asked, “What do you see?” More often than not, Saez saw horses and he found himself captivated by the animals.

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Felix Saez, a self-taught artist, was born in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He currently resides in Park City, Utah.

When he was a youngster, Felix would often stare at the linoleum, picking out patterns in the floor in much the same way that kids peer into the clouds and see ducks or tugboats. Felix’s mother encouraged her son’s imaginings and urged him to look beyond the obvious. I crawled around on the floor and my mother asked, “What do you see?” More often than not, Saez saw horses and he found himself captivated by the animals.

Equine shapes feature most prominently in his artwork today. He’s been a professional for more than 30 years now, but in essence, he’s still that kid with his eyes to the kitchen floor. He begins his day early, peering at slabs of stone, pulling images from the rock, working with the stone’s fissures, bumps, and cracks. Many hours are spent selecting the stone that provides the best attributes for the subject. I combine the shape, natural colors, contours and mineral stains, unique to each stone.

I have developed my own relief sculpture technique on stone. My work is a combination of Intaglio Relief and Bas Relief carving. Intaglio Relief is a form of incised relief in which the design is sunk below the surface. Bas Relief is the difference of degree of projection of form, from the background surface or plane. Low to medium relief technique is what I use on sandstone, lime stone and slate. In most cases, a variety of screwdrivers are used to chisel out the relief’s. I want to carve what I feel and see, in a way that offers the viewer an ancient art form not readily available to the public.

I have developed my own modified fresco technique to painting on the stone. Being self-taught in this method for many years, I continue to add other techniques and experiment with different mediums to enhance my passion for this process. Countless washes of acrylic, gouache, enamel or oil, are used to penetrate its pore surfaces.

I want to paint what I feel and see, in a way that offers the viewer a nontraditional approach to a unique artform. For me, painting and carving on stone is an intimate desire to express and demonstrate to others my creativity. To possibly bring a shared experience between the artist and the viewer. These paintings and sculptures reflect the balance from the realistic to the surrealistic.

Artwork Collections

Illustiration Art Collection

Like Norman Rockwell, Seuss personally created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated. Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss the artist was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and elaborate color call-outs to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience. By the time Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in drawings. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement and color became a hallmark component of his work, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.

Bronze Collection

Artist Leo Rijn, the inaugural sculptor for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Collection I, was selected to launch this project due to his prized work with some of today’s top talent in the world of film, entertainment and the visual arts (including Tim Burton, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg). Rijn has been identified as one of today’s brightest sculpting talents because of his ability to breathe life into the written word and successfully transform two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional works of art. Universal Studios commissioned Leo to develop and oversee the creation of numerous maquette scale models for the Monumental Dr. Seuss Sculptures at Seuss Landing in Orlando, Florida. Leo was instrumental in the art direction for many of the sculpted characters and buildings now on display at this permanent Seuss attraction. His strikingly accurate Seuss works embody a masterful and intuitive Seussian sensibility, establishing him as a leading talent in interpretive sculpting.

Taxidermy Colletion

Seuss embarked on an ingenious project in the early 1930s as he evolved from two-dimensional artworks to three-dimensional sculptures. What was most unusual for these mixed-media sculptures was the use of real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent. Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the “Two Horned Drouberhannis,” “Andulovian Grackler,” and “Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn.” Shortly after Seuss created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Seuss “The World’s Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Seuss’s Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.

 

Secret Art & Archives

Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen. This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, encompasses the entirety of Seuss’s multi-dimensional talent. The artistic golden thread highlighted throughout this collection is apparent in each wildly imaginative and surreal Secret Art image. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is an inimitable collection of artworks created at night for his own personal enjoyment. These works were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime and provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American Icon.

http://www.authorizedgallery.com/secret-art-archive-works

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Carving on Slate 12 X 12
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Horse Studies I
Horse Studies I
on Travertine Marble 18x18
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Horse Study II
Horse Study II
on Travertine Marble 18x18
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Many Horses
Many Horses
Carving on Sanstone 24x38
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Noble Stallion
Noble Stallion
Carving on Limestone 12 X 12
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Primitive Horses
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Carving on Moss Stone 11 H x 18 W
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The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Carving on Sandstone 18 H X 31 W
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