Jose Baez

Toons Tuned
I'm interested in creating an intimate visual language using collage, illustration and painting techniques to manipulate found imagery. I've included materials from advertisement, posters, comic books, and transportation maps. The painting and illustration aspects of my work are used to create a personal mythology. I present disassembled figures and shapes in various fictional situations, informed by collected experiences, conversations with strangers and social/political events.
About the piano
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park Greenway, Brooklyn, NY Hours: Dawn to dusk Click here for full map of all Sing for Hope Piano locations. I painted this piano while referencing existing elements of cartoon illustrations. What I describe as abstract linear gestures, should feel visually familiar to some. It is composed of parts of feet, heads, arms, hands and mouths - all falling into place like a living animation. A playful and light hearted piece, it is ready to dance, walk, and run down the street with every song.