When my friend first showed me suckatlife.com, I thought, “Wtf, is this another version of fmylife.com?”
But it wasn’t. In fact, it was a blog with posts of fascinating artwork.
Using ink, markers, and watercolor, Taiwanese American artist Lawrence Yang creates movement within his paintings that evoke a certain mood and feeling. Much of his artwork focuses on natural settings, like mountains and water, and this may largely be due to his uncle being an established Taiwanese artist and the traditional Chinese art that surrounding him as a child growing up in suburban Chicago. Graffiti is also a source of inspiration; the colors are stark, and though evocative, there is something grim about the pieces much like graffiti.
Regardless of the medium, Yang finds balance with his art, working during the day and painting at night: “logical, left brain work during the day, unwind with color and chaos at night.” And he strives to achieve that balance in his artwork as well, creating “order out of chaos (and vice versa).”
To check out his stuff, hit up www.suckatlife.com.