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Philadelphia artist King Saladeen has created his largest
painting installation to date currently on view at Philadelphia International
Airport. Saladeen’s art is motivational and energetic. His paintings are filled
with vibrant colors, shapes, patterns, markings, and text, along with
representational imagery that includes his trademark JP the Money Bear and Philadelphia’s
skyline. The work represents his passion to inspire as he says, “Dream Big,
Love What You Do!” A message evident in this epic four-part painting.
Saladeen created this artwork partially in his studio as
four paintings scaled to the proportions of the four gallery walls. The
original paintings were scanned, printed on vinyl, and adhered on site. Over
two nights, Saladeen painted atop the vinyl to complete his vision. It was an
amazing performance to watch as he intuitively added more colors, shapes, and
details until it was deemed complete.
“My inspiration comes from
a place so deep within that the only way to express it is through art.”