Gabe has found that he can get easily bored working within the constraints of a single medium for too long so he experiments and tries new processes regularly. For freelance clients he generally uses pen and ink coupled with digital color, however when it comes to fine art he lets it run free. For his last solo show he was using a variety of mediums and techniques to produce his work including large-scale oil paintings, inked drawings, jewelry, pieces of taxidermy covered in latex paint. Art is a playground and Gabe likes to play like it’s field-day.
There aren’t any personal art shows on the near horizon for Gabe because his focus has been on curating events to showcase other local artists and musicians in an effort to further the scene in his native Durham. His brand Runaway has been key in making this initiative a reality by partnering with other businesses and like-minded organizations to throw parties and shows. His next big art-related event will be this fall when he hosts another Runaway Release Party. He is also heavily involved with the DURM Hip-Hop Summit, an annual Durham based music festival going down this August. Gabe realized a long time ago that in order to have a creatively inspiring experience in life you have to be a driving force and in turn others will do the same. Boom.
Check out more of Gabe’s artwork online at www.porkfriedart.com