Delfin Finley

Region: Pacific Coast

Being born in Los Angeles during the ’90s gave me a wide perspective on the world and also a very intimate view of the constant struggle to stand out and be heard. My inspiration is as diverse as the city I live in. But I am most intrigued with the challenge of capturing a mood or a moment in time. On my canvases, emotions are interpreted through violent breaks in lines or the soft blurring of pigment. The backdrop holds the conflict of feelings, in the choice of colors and their saturation. Light and dark, joy and pain. In these choices I weave my story, some of it very open and clear, some of its details known only to me. My focus on certain parts of the image brings the eye to the message I want to convey and helps the viewer move through the journey with me.