Gouache, watercolor, marker, colored pencil, and inkjet transfer on paper
This new series of works on paper is closely tied to Rives Granade’s larger oil paintings, which are oftentimes iterations of these initial studies. This particular suite of paintings plays with pop imagery both created by the artist and sourced from various media.
“The works seek to integrate disparate imagery into a homogenous composition referencing everything from neo-graphic design to asian television, yet their legacy ultimately lies in relationship to surrealism. The colors are keyed high (almost neon) in order to emphasize the artificial nature of the imagery. It is my intention that these paintings be totally familiar and at the same time completely unrecognizable.”
14 x 11 inches
Matted: 21.25 x 18.25 x 1.25 inches
Floated: 17.75 x 14.75 x 1.25 inches
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“My interests lie in the disconnect between reality and our perception thereof.”“Each portrait is an adventure, exploring the unique character and personal strengths of my subjects. It’s not about how they look, it’s about who they are.”