She is free in her wilderness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. “Time” for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water. (Roman Payne)
Creating from Long Beach, California, American artist Che Leviathan, certainly doesn’t fight against time. When it comes to life, work and art, she says there is no such thing as “clocking out”. Wisely, Che has learned the art of loving work and working at love. She is always painting and working every day and loving it! There is no separation. Thinking, planning and executing is an around the clock proposition with her. It’s “in the blood and breath” sort of thing. Like the heart, the beat goes on.
Through the medium of oils, this punk rock portrait artist, captures the raw and the real. It also gets personal. In a community where culture, ethnics and gender know no boundaries, Che has a heart for people, who as herself, embrace an alternate lifestyle. A subculture. A family.
The expressiveness of the people Che represents in her work resonates with the intensity in which this artists’ paints and portrays them. With the image of a story behind a story, Leviathan generates her narratives through the depiction of facial expressions, moods, body languages and posturing and physical locations. Attention is in the details in the elaborate designs of the tattoo’s, clothing articles, hair styles and coloring and skin piercings. Freedom of attitude, personality and individuality resonates in her portraits alongside with the characterization of mutual and collective relationships.
Che uses rich colors in her work which adds to the depth and temper of her work. The style of her pieces are relatable, recognizable, representational and realistic. Emblematic, alternative, and original.
Come see her story…... their story…. behind the story.
WELCOME TO THE FIGURATIVE IMAGINATION OF CHE LEVIATHAN