Kalani Ware is a visual artist from Oakland, CA, with roots in Hawai'i. He creates, experiments and explores his creativity in color. He strives to create works that will inspire others. The variation of colors, shapes and textures he uses not only represents the diverse and multiculturalism society we live in, but our connection to society and each other. His current body of work focuses on these same ideas, sometimes incorporating people. What he loves most about abstract art is that it is subjective. Kalani hopes that people can engage, ask questions and find happiness in his work. Everything begins as a thought for him, then it becomes a visual sketch in his mind. "In the beginning, the process is very organic and natural, he creates and revises, then reflects. Although, primarily focused on abstract shapes, a large majority of Kalani’s work is over the years is widely diverse, from painting landscapes to celebrity figures.
“ I really enjoy abstract artwork, but it’s very important for me to bounce around and paint outside of my comfort zone sometimes and explore other styles. This gives me an advantage, constantly challenging myself”