Michael Hambouz's colorful works were born of an unexpected affair with paper; his exploration into cut-paper collage was an accelerant for an artistic sea change from figurative to the abstract. Rock, Paper, Scissors is an exciting showcase of the evolution of Hambouz's work in process, form, and color from 2014 to present.
The cut paper series introduced new creative freedom and elements of abstraction into Hambouz's work, with bold lines and shapes layered over top of one another to create the final finished scenes. This idea translated into what came next: 3D lenticular paintings inspired by hidden personality information contained within the shelves of various record collections ( hence the "Rock" ). This work fractures lines together and shifts and moves with the viewer's gaze. It also offers a new interpretation of portraiture for Hambouz that is coded by color and feeling.