BY AL EBANKS
In my art Evolution is a contradiction. I take reality and scramble it, in my world Iâ€™m always evolving
Al Ebanks is a self-employed Caymanian Artist. Al studied art at the Cayman Islands High School and over the years has developed a style on his own, building on lessons learned in school. He has attended many workshops hosted by the local Visual Arts Society, the National Gallery and other visiting professional artists. Al made the decision to begin painting seriously in 1989. He best describes his work as a fresh twist of abstract and impressionist art. In addition to his wide range of paintings Al is also a talented sculptor in stone, wood, bronze and ceramics. As an artist he is dedicated to refining his abilities and is always eager to extend his knowledge. In 1995 Al was fortunate to receive a scholarship from the National Cultural Foundation to study stone and clay sculpturing, an added bonus to his already mature style using charcoal, acrylic and oil on canvas. Later that year he was honored to be asked to design and sculpt the â€œRadley Gourzong Awardâ€?, which is presented to a person who has made extraordinary contributions to the arts and Caymanian culture. Al is proud to be one of the founding members of the Native Sons Art Group, a group of artists established in 1996 to develop and promote Caymanian artists.
SS01-SS12 Salt Spray 24x30 Acrylic on Canvas - 2015 SS13-SS14 Salt Spray 58x100 Acrylic on Canvas - 2017 SF01 Sumting Fishy 48x72 Acrylic on Canvas - 2017 EV01 Evolution 20x20 Acrylic on Canvas - 2015 EV02 Evolution 122x57 Acrylic on Canvas - 2018 SF02 Sumting Fishy 22x31 Acrylic on Canvas - 2018 MG01 Migrate 66x102 Acrylic on Canvas - 2012 SD01 Spirit of the Dance 24x24 Acrylic on Canvas - 2017 SD02 Spirit of the Dance 30x30 Acrylic on Canvas - 2017 SD03 Spirit of the Dance 28x25 Acrylic on Canvas - 2017 TC01 The In Crowd 48x72 Acrylic on Canvas - 2017