The performance that SKAADI brings is awe-inspiring. As large scale visionary paintings are created in a matter of a few hours each viewer experience the performance a little different, but each one can retell the story of a painting transcending a canvas into their hearts and into their minds forever. Without taking away from the music, these paintings accent each part of an evening, and bring a visual representation of the music.
Sub.Mission resident painter, SKAADI, began studying art at Daytona State College. There he began to develop his airbrush technique. At Daytona State, SKAADI wrote and directed a theatrical performance called “Pure Aesthetics.” The show was covered by InMotion Newspaper, the Orlando Sentinel and Chicago Tribune. That year he also opened three solo exhibitions.
After learning the basic techniques and the principles of art and design, SKAADI moved to Denver, Colorado where he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Since he began attending RMCAD, SKAADI has done countless live Black Brush Air Light performances with a variety of musicians and other artists, as well as in many different bars, venues, concert halls, and festivals throughout the US. He is developing an artistic style that he describes as “visionary gesture drawings.” The content is a combination of metaphysics, eastern philosophy and live music; the palette is UV. His work often depicts radiating energies, chakras, and themes of spiritual awakening.