Portfolio > Portfolio II Dead do tell tales 2019-2022

It has been said that "Dead men tell no tales" and while that may mostly be true, I find that they often have the best stories if we are willing to listen.

On January 2nd 2017 I took my last drink, it was a long time coming, I knew I needed help long before I found myself desperate enough to seek it.
After some time healing and getting honest with myself I have finally come around to sharing this part of my life with the public through my work.
The title of this gallery "Dead do tell tales "is a play on an old saying that argues to the contrary and within it some stories and truths are told, both as I saw them then and as I see them now.

These are not stories of woe and self pity let it be known, instead they are my way to share my hope and gratitude for the life I now have in sobriety and I believe they hold some universal sentiments that we can all connect with. Its ok to find them absurd and even funny, in some of them that is the intent and while I take addiction deadly serious, with the benefit of hindsight and sober clarity I can now look inward and not take MYSELF so seriously so please, take from them what you will.
As a long departed poet once wrote, "It is preferable not to travel with a dead man". While this may also be true enough I ask you, viewer, to take but a small trip with the one depicted here, he has travelled alone for far too long!

Gratefully,
Chris Trejo

Life,right? subtitle (Haunt)
acrylic,oil stick and latex
18"x18"
2020
Invitation
acrylic , oil stick and latex
24"x24"
2020
 Division
acrylic,oil stick and pastel
19"x21"
2020
Admission- subtitle "setting sun"
acrylic,oil stick and pastel
16"x20"
2020
Anemone
acrylic, gypsum and latex
22"x24"
2021
acrylic,latex,oil pastel
18"x18"
2021
The maintenence man
mixed
17"x15.5"
2022
Liquor store calendar lullaby
mixed on recycled wood panel
14.5"x 18.5"
2020
Decision
mixed
42"x54"
2021
The Clearing
Oil and mixed
48"x61"
2022
Right with you
acrylic, gypsum oil pencil and latex
36"x36"
2021
Patient
acrylic, latex and oil stick
28"x24"
2021
The Listener (Understanding)
Acrylic, oil pastel, latex
34"x31.5"
2021
The ones who stayed
Mixed media on recycled wood panel
10"x12"
2017
There is nothing left to say
Oil stick, acrylic and latex
15"x19"
2020
Still life with yellow drink
acrylic,oil stick and latex
28"x32"
2018
Life in red(self portrait)
oil on canvas
14"x18"
1995

Do you have a story you would like told as a painting in the style of "Dead do tell tales" or maybe an idea for a piece you would like to see come to "life" for your collection?
All work is for sale as well as artist reproductions of select originals.
For information on commissions, purchasing work and all other inquiries please email me through this website or DM me through my Instagram page @chris m trejo

C.T.