Καινούργια σειρά ελαιογραφιών παρουσίασε ο Μάθιου Γκραμπέλσκι (Matthew Grabelsky), στις οποίες απεικονίζει Νεοϋορκέζους να διασχίζουν το «Μεγάλο Μήλο» με τον μετρό.

Πηγή έμπνευσης των πινάκων του είναι τα χρόνια που πέρασε παιδάκι στο μετρό της Νέας Υόρκης, αλλά και η γοητεία που άσκησε από νωρίς επάνω του η ελληνική μυθολογία.

Μικρές λεπτομέρειες, όπως αφίσες του ζωολογικού κήπου, αυτοκόλλητα, T-shirts και παιχνίδια, δίνουν νότα χιούμορ στα έργα του.

 

 

Σε πρόσφατη συνέντευξη που παραχώρησε στο «Sour Harvest» του Thinkspace Project, ο με έδρα το Λος Άντζελες καλλιτέχνης αποκάλυψε ότι οι χαρακτήρες των πινάκων του θα εγκαταλείψουν σύντομα τον υπόγειο και θα βγουν στην επιφάνεια.

«Η ιδέα μου είναι ότι αυτοί οι χαρακτήρες ξεκίνησαν στον υπόγειο και μετά βγαίνουν στον κόσμο. Στα σίγουρα θέλω να κάνω πίνακες με σκηνικό διάφορα μέρη της Νέας Υόρκης.

Γεννήθηκα στο Λος Άντζελες και σήμερα εκεί ζω, οπότε περιμένω ότι κάποια στιγμή οι χαρακτήρες μου θα φτάσουν και στο Λος Άντζελες».

 

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“Anotter Painting” – Oil on Canvas. My friend who modeled for this painting jokes that she’s small, brown, and furry like an otter so when I had the idea for this piece I naturally asked her to pose for it. The girl reflected in the window on the right is also her. She’s a television writer so for fun I put the leads of her favorite shows on the train with her. Bill Hader (@billfreakinghader) of “Saturday Night Live” (@nbcsnl) and “Barry” reflected on the far right and Rachel Bloom (@racheldoesstuff) of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (@cw_crazyxgf) on the far left. And of course a gnarled old sea captain is there too. . 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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“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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“Guccy Bunny” – Oil on Canvas. 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. . My friend Amanda came over to model one day and brought this fake fur coat she had just gotten. I thought it made her look like a bunny. I added the Gucci sequined Bugs Bunny T-shirt to complete the ensemble. Take a look at the window on the right and you’ll see Amanda reflected there, looking off in the opposite direction unaware of her alter ego sitting across from her. If you’re in London, swing by and see the show! . 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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“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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