Disobedience of Tyrants
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Gouache, watercolor and marker pencil 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
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan
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Q. Which do you feel is your most significant piece or has the most meaning to you?
A. The piece that has the most meaning for me is the one I’m currently working on...
Make a statement. This selection of work provides the artist with the space to create on a larger scale.
Rives Granade's colorful, abstract paintings balance expressive gesture explore the line between representations of physical reality and the gestures that uncover interior perceptions of reality. Select public collections include: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Marciano Art Foundation, The Hara Museum of Art (Tokyo), and Mobile Museum of Art. Select publications include: New American Paintings (twice), Vice, and Artillery.
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