The One-Man Fast Break
In David Ralph’s most recent painting “Fast Break”, basketball star John Wall of the Washington Wizards – considered a one-man fast break because of his blazing speed and ball handling skills – streaks past several Chicago Bulls players in the open court. Wall makes the Wizards go on offense. His speed, agility and dribbling prowess at the point guard position puts defenses on their heels. Shooting guard Bradley Beal stands poised at the 3-point line in wait of a Wall pass. The original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
As many fans of the artist know, David never shies away from a chance to create an intriguing female figure composition. In this recent watercolor, a fair-skinned, nude woman spreads her arms like the wings of an eagle in an expression of freedom and liberty. From her lithe curvy figure flows the spirit of today’s woman in a free society. Sweeping lines, dark multi-colored washes, calligraphic accents, wing-like textures, and geometric shapes define the figure and her pose. The original painting is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.
David is selling merchandise such as T-shirts, Pillows, Lampshades, iPhone cases, Coffee Mugs, Postcards and more at his online “marcoimage” Zazzle store. The store features imagery from many of his abstract paintings and designs with subjects such as music, nature, sports and the human figure. Stop on by for a visit!
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David Ralph, founder and owner of the imaging and conceptual company Marco Image & Concept, is a contemporary artist and illustrator who lives in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA. About ten years ago, David had a vision to create a series of abstract watercolor paintings that explored the female figure through curve, line, and a composition of varying shapes of color, value, and pattern. This exploration led to a distinctive style that has shaped David’s unique brand of painting and illustration since. In trying to describe and categorize his style of art, David Ralph has coined the term “Geoformism”. According to David, Geoformism is defined as a style of contemporary abstract art that focuses on the form of a subject (or object) and its underlying geometric essence. It contains elements of both geometric abstraction and figurative realism. Today, David continues to create abstract compositions of the female figure as well as other themes of interest such as nature, music, people and sports. home | about | gallery | prints | contact