Skip to content


Your bag is empty

Prehistoric Premonitions

$ 650


Gouache, watercolor, marker, 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.”


16 x 11 inches


Matted: 23.25 x 18.25 x 1.25 inches

Floated: 19.75 x 14.75 x 1.25 inches



The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan


Work ships in 5-7 business days.

Granade’s work brings up questions of translation, deterioration, and entropy as they relate to our contemporary existence and relationship with forms of digital production and consumption.
Size: 16 x 11 inches
Choose Your Frame Color
“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.”
-Rives Granade
Rives Granade

About the Artist

Rives Granade

Rives Granade's colorful, abstract paintings 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.

In the Studio
Prehistoric Premonitions, Painting  by  Prehistoric Premonitions Tappan
Prehistoric Premonitions$ 650