Patronage

In this series of original paintings I act as patron. I commission new works based on previously commissioned 19th century paintings. These retro-futuristic mashups resurrect antique paintings using a process that relies heavily on the Internet and digital technology. I use a computer to re-contextualize the appropriated original paintings, adding symbols, objects and ideas relevant to our contemporary culture. The works are then emailed to China where they are reproduced as oil-on-canvas paintings for a flat fee. This merging of old and new imagery, ideas and technology is a reflection of an ever-changing cultural landscape.

"Portrait of a Lady with Gravatic Disrupter", 20x24, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Lady with Headphones", 20x24, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Lady with Space Helmet", 24x48, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Lady with Gibson", 24x36, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Lady with Keytar", 18x24, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Gentleman Performing Reconnaissance", 20x24, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Lady with Raven", 24x36, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Lady with Special Powers", 18x24, oil on canvas
"Portrait of a Lady with Weaponry", 18x24, oil on canvas
"Young Bat Priestess", 24x36, oil on canvas
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