From High Scool to Old School
•Eric Kelly has come a long way as an abstract Expressive artist from the early days. It’s been a pretty interesting journey from those days at hillside high school Durham Links awarded him the best artist in the state and North Carolina central university where he received an art scholarship, to the days of the black business expo and Kelly worldwide. Mr. Kelly’s story has include car sales, bible book sales, corporate sales trainer for business and corporations CEOs at Durham technical college, to an entertainment agent and a personal assistant to the stars. One might wonder where does art fit in to his very busy lifestyle. He’s traveled 12 cities with Black Expo USA which included Ney York, St. Louis, Indiana Indianapolis, Washington DC, Richmond VA., Jacksonville, Hartford, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Oakland, and lived in New Orleans working at booth Harrah’s casinos, New Orleans and Las Vegas; Work ads a phot journalist for Black Enterprise, Urban journal, the Pinnacle a, Black Business Expo USA magazine and the Carolina Times. It seems to be a never-ending journey.
•When examining Mr. Kelly’s history, it all began at Saint Joseph’s AME church in Durham North Carolina, which is now the Hayti Heritage center. In those days he eagerly attended church with his grandmother Lovella Kelly who first gave him a pencil to keep him quiet. Once he had a pencil he been began to draw and to her amazement she later said that the people on the paper look like the people in the choir. And from that day to this Eric has drawn with a passion, hidden under all the other things he has accomplished. His Great grandfather bought his first piece of art. In addition, instructed him how to sell his artwork. Much of his artwork deals with serious themes such as poverty, sports, politics and mortality. While his subject matter is stark, his illustrative style is more than whimsical and cartoonish. This provides great contrast and makes his work interesting to analyze. In his art shows you will find a collection of Kelly's brilliant illustrations and paintings that entertain and express his unique observation of life. His work exude Satire and irony in art interpretations which have been regarded as the most effective source to understand a society, the oldest form of social study. Parody and satire provide the keenest insights into his feelings of portraits and scenes and their collective psyche. His art reveal abstract and Expressiveness art deepest values.
• Mr. Kelly regards abstract Expressive, an interesting change to theme drawing or identical drawings of people, places and historical moments. Mr. Kelly's satire or parody art of prominent individuals, theme and subjects and gives artistic freedom. The satiric impulse, and its ritualized Expressive, carries out the function of resolving social tensions, creating his unique art form called abstract Expressive. While in some artistic circles his work can create laughter, laughter is not an essential component of his work. In fact there are certain types of his work that are not meant to be "funny" at all. Conversely, not all art, even on such topics as politics, religion or art is necessarily "satirical", even when it uses the satirical tools of irony and parody. Even light-hearted art satire has a serious "after-taste": the organizers of the Nobel Prize describe this as "first make people laugh, and then make them think".