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Artist Statement

Ultimately my art practice acts as a tool for expression and introspection. Each composition is constructed with arrangements of representations of objects and symbols, which derive meaning through each pieces relationship to the things placed around it and within the context of a whole. Many of my works are highly personal and often employ a language of symbology that is only completely understandable to me. Although many of the idiosyncrasies of the conceptual framework are cloaked by this personal language, my intention is that the viewer understands each aspect of a work uniquely due to their individual relationship with the set of symbols and objects.

Bio

Forest Wolf Kell is multi-disciplinary artist working in Portland, Oregon. Kell Graduated Portland State University in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. Most of his works are paintings and illustrations with aesthetics influenced by graffiti and tattoo culture. Kell is the owner, head artist and co-curator of the Portland arts collective and clothing company, Last Bus Club. Kell and his collective have organized, curated and presented many unique art exhibitions and events including:

Writer’s Anonymous, February 2016 at Sticks and Stones Gallery

Inside Out, June 2016 at Compound Gallery

Portland Cider Mural Contest and Exhibition, August 2016 at Portland Cider House

PBR Art National Art contest Portland Area Exhibition, November 2016 at Nemo Design Firm

Vol.2 Exhibition & Magazine Premier Portland, January 2017 at Flat Blak Gallery

Vol.2 Exhibition & Magazine Premier Seattle, February 2017 at Art Primo Gallery

Exhibitions

 Untitled Solo Exhibition for Vol.2 Exhibition & Magazine Premier Portland, January 2017 at Flat Blak Gallery

Untitled Solo Exhibition for Vol.2 Exhibition & Magazine Premier Seattle, February 2017 at Art Primo Gallery

"It Would Have Been A lot Easier if I Would Have Liked Sports or Something Instead"    Solo Exhibition at White Gallery, Portland Oregon