Surreale Gemälde stellen sich NYC-U-Bahn-Passagiere als halb Mensch, halb Tier-Versionen vor

Surreale Gemälde stellen sich NYC-U-Bahn-Passagiere als halb Mensch, halb Tier-Versionen vor 1
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Der in Los Angeles lebende Künstler Matthew Grabelsky ist zurück mit einer neuen Sammlung von Gemälden von Menschen mit Tierköpfen, die lässig durch das New Yorker U-Bahn-System navigieren. Der Künstler malt diese fotorealistischen und doch surrealen Bilder, um die Menschen dazu anzuregen, sich von ihren Smartphones zu lösen und sich die Welt um sie herum anzusehen, da man nie weiß, was man sehen könnte. Sein Instagram-Profil ist in jedem Fall ein Like wert.

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Comparison between my oil study on the left and the completed oil painting on the right for “Disneyland Express”. I painted this small study to work out the overall composition and colors for the painting. My goal in the final piece was to hold on to the freshness of the study while adding all the detail. I have a lot of fun painting these studies and since I’m not trying to get all the small detail at this stage I can let more of the brushstrokes show. I thought it would be interesting to show my process at my show “Passengers” currently on view at @dorothycircus in London, and so I displayed all the oil studies side by side with the finished paintings. If you’re in London you can see them in person. . Passengers Dorothy Circus Gallery, 35 Connaught Street W2 2AZ, London On view through January 5th . DM me your email address if you’d like to be added to my mailing list to receive information about purchasing my original oil paintings and prints.

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“Monkey Business” – Oil on Canvas. I missed Art Basel this year but it seems that banana art was all the rage! No duct tape in this one, just oil paint. My friend David (@retoyman) modeled for this painting. He’s a fashion photographer and talented painter and so he really understands how to be a great model and is a suave dresser. He’s also the dad in all of my father and son paintings. A fun little detail, the woman reflected in the window, and oblivious to the monkey headed guy sitting across from her, is his wife Karen. . This oil painting is currently on view at my solo show “Passengers” at @dorothycircus in London. DM me your email address if you’d like to be added to my mailing list to receive information about purchasing my original oil paintings and prints. If you’re in London, check out the show! . Passengers Dorothy Circus Gallery, 35 Connaught Street W2 2AZ, London On view through January 5th

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“Elephant & Castle” – Oil on Canvas. My solo show “Passengers” opens TONIGHT at @dorothycircus in London! I wanted to paint a piece set on the London Tube for this show and one of my friends from London told me that there is a tube stop called “Elephant & Castle”. Obviously I had to paint an elephant at that stop. The patterned cloth seats were a fun change from the shiny plastic ones on the NYC subway I paint all the time. DM me your email address if you’d like to be added to my mailing list to receive the collector preview for the show. If you’re in London, come by the opening and say hi! . Passengers Dorothy Circus Gallery, 35 Connaught Street W2 2AZ, London Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5th, 6:30-8:30pm On view through January 5th

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“Next Stop Wakanda” – oil on canvas. This oil painting will be at my solo show “Jungle Train”, opening TONIGHT at @thinkspace_art from 6-9pm. I’ll also be releasing a limited edition print of my painting “Hello Kitten” at the opening (print release starts at 5pm). DM me your email address if you’d like to be added to my mailing list to receive information about purchasing my original oil paintings and prints. . Funny story behind this piece. I had an idea a while ago to do a painting with a black panther reading a @marvel @blackpanther comic. I grew up reading on the bus and train and I wanted to show how reading can transport you to another world. I asked my friend @devanthomes to model for the painting when we were hanging out one day. He played football in college and had the perfect look for the character. Right when I asked, both him and his wife cracked up. She’s a public school teacher and works with autistic children and it turned out one of her students calls him Black Panther. I figured that since me and this little boy both had the same idea the painting was meant to be! . @reederone & @kylebryant.art also have solo shows opening tonight. If you don’t know their work check them out! . Jungle Train Thinkspace Projects, 6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 Opening Reception: Saturday, August 3rd, 6-9pm On view through August 24th

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50 years today since the first moon landing. When I was a kid I wanted to be an astronaut and my first stuffed animal was a bear in a space suit which I named Space. I majored in astrophysics in Houston at Rice University (@riceuniversity) which I chose to attend because of the department’s historic connection to NASA. In fact Kennedy’s famous speech announcing his intention to send people to the moon was made at the Rice Football stadium. After I graduated I changed course and become an artist but now and then I like to throw space references into my work such as the ET moon poster behind the wolves, the stars in the poster behind the lion, and the moon like light in the subway tunnel behind the owls. . Right now I’m painting this space themed shirt in a big painting for my solo show “Jungle Train” opening in just two weeks at @thinkspace_art in Los Angeles. DM me your email address if you’d like to be added to my mailing list to receive the advance collector’s preview for the show.

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“Snack Time”, new oil painting for “Mother & Child” opening Friday at @dorothycircus in Rome. My Cousin’s wife and son modeled for this one. I had a piece of bamboo to use as a prop and my little cousin unprompted started to chew on it which was perfect for a baby panda. If you look at the subway window behind their heads you can see my mother reflected on the right. I thought this was a fitting touch for a mother and child themed show as I spent a lot of time sitting on my mom’s lap when I was a kid. . I’m very excited to be showing my work in Rome. I lived in Florence for 4 years while I was studying painting at @angelacademyofart and later on spent a winter in Rome. It was a magical experience and the Italian Renaissance and Baroque artists have had an outsized influence on my work. I’ve often wished I could go back in time to meet Rapheal and Michelangelo and It’s a thrill to exhibit in the city where they painted. . This group show has an amazing lineup and will be running concurrently at Dorothy Circus Gallery’s locations in Rome and London. If you can make it check it out! . Mother & Child Dorothy Circus Gallery Via dei Pettinari 76, Rome Opening: Friday, April 13th, 6-8 pm On View: April 13th – June 9th . . . #panda #pandas #mother #mom #motherandchild #motherandson #kungfupanda #dorothycircusgallery #rome #animals #manhattan #subway #oil #oilpainting #painting #contemporarypainting #contomporaryart #realism #fineart #figurative #newyork #nyc #newyorkcity #grabelsky

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Happy Easter! When I was working on this oil painting I went to the farmers’ market to get vegetables for the bag in the painting. I didn’t know which ones would create the most interesting arrangement so I went overboard and filled up two giant bags. On the walk home one of the bags tore open. I managed to catch the vegetables and made it home with the remaining bag and the rest cradled in my arms. I ended up using about a fifth of everything I got in the painting and then spent the next two weeks eating the rest. . . . #easterbunny #easter #bunny #rabbit #farmersmarket #veggies #vegetables #unionsquaregreenmarket #unionsquaremarket #animals #manhattan #subway #oil #oilpainting #painting #contemporarypainting #contemporaryart #realism #fineart #figurative #newyork #nyc #newyorkcity #grabelsky

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