Contact Light, 2014, Oil and linen, 60 x 45 inches Heavily tinted blue paintings form space stations, spacesuits, and rockets just after blast. Michael Kagan paints these large-scale works to celebrate the man-made object—machinery that both protects and holds the possibility of instantly killing those that operate the equipment from the inside.
New Surreal Oil Paintings That Subvert Vintage Vacation Photos and Historical Landscapes by Paco Pomet (8 pics)
“Adam’s Office” (2016), oil on canvas, 120 x 160 cm Spanish artist Paco Pomet ( previously ) references the appearance of vintage vacation photos and vast historical landscapes in his surreal oil paintings, works that offer a subtle humor from their often grayscale palette. By rendering limbs as freakishly elongated tubes and adding touches of neon green and orange, Pomet brings his images of the past into the future, hinting at a post-apocalyptic realm where humans are forced to live beside the radioactive waste that has lead to their bodies’ defects. Pomet had his third solo exhibition with Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica earlier this summer.m
Migration | oil on wood panel | 30″ x 30″ The oil paintings of Joshua Flint look like depictions of memories when one tries too hard to access the faded thoughts—worn corners, blurred faces, and transposed scenes that don’t quite make sense.
Brooklyn-based painter Iris Scott ( previously ) eschews brushes and palette knives in favor of using the most traditional art tools of all time: her fingers. Her color-saturated canvases of thick oil paint capture shaking wet dogs, dreamy urban cityscapes, and serene outdoor scenes.