Hello. I am Roy Lindauer, an artist out of Reno, NV.
I create art as a meditation. My art is a vehicle to express the evolving understanding of myself and the world around me.
I draw a lot of inspiration from graffiti artists of the 80s and 90s. Also surrealism, abstract painters, and pop/commercial art. I was into Graffiti/HipHop art and culture, inspired by many of the artists who pioneered the art form. Graffiti was a big influence for me early on. I love the religious imagery of Renaissance art. Surrealism taught me that you can create the art you want.
My process is simple, and often times frustrating. I don’t set out to create anything of a particular subject. I “decompress my mind” onto paper. Sometimes it’s a personal exploration of myself, or a feeling, or an event; sometimes it’s just something I thought was neat. Recurring elements in my art are “shadow people”, ants, arrows, the desert, religious symbols, and layered/dual faces. The work is primarily pen & ink, watercolor, markers, but am looking into other mediums to express my self.