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Relic

Painting
Sale price$ 1,800

Oil on prepared paper mounted on cardboard mounted on canvas in artist frame

Rives Granade’s recent paintings from 2020 mark a shift from flat, hyper realistic, and synthetic paintings to decidedly expressive abstractions, using thick impasto to bring surreal dreamscapes to life. Through his free flowing and spiraling gestures inspired by nature, Granade builds up the canvas with vibrantly colored oil paints as a means to express and explore dreams, language, memories, play, and misunderstanding.

Size: 12 x 9 inches
“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. He holds a BA in philosophy from Washington and Lee University and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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Current Exhibition

Echoes of Being

Group Show
April 12 - May 28

Tappan
8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

View the Exhibition

Relic, Painting  by  Relic Tappan
Relic Sale price$ 1,800