Pop Culture

Ten Year Anniversary Show at G1988!

by ncwinters on April 10, 2014

Hard to believe Gallery 1988 has been going strong for ten years!

To celebrate, G1988 has invited several artists to create art for some of their favorite pop cultural themes, but in a subtle way. This Friday, “The Subtle Art of Pop Culture” opens at the Gallery 1988 west location, and the art I’ve seen so far looks incredible. This show will showcase art that has a more subtle nod to various pop culture films, with a heavier emphasis on the art rather than any overt pop culture theme.

I was excited to take on Fight Club again for my painting, with a subtle nod to the main character Jack’s power animal. Mild spoiler alert- it’s a penguin. I also wanted to make a custom frame that went above and beyond my recent hand sculpted frames, and I’m super pleased with how this one turned out.

The show opens at 7PM, and is accessible via RSVP only, as the crowds are expected to be massive. Enjoy!

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Finding Your Power Animal
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel, resined.
Float-framed in custom hand sculpted frame with hand painted, collaged background.
Original painting: 10.5″ x 13.5″ framed: 17.5″ x 21.5″ x 3″ (2014)

Contact Gallery 1988 for purchase inquiries.

original painting, before mounting, reisning, and framing:

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frame detail views:

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Ehrmantraut’s Lament.

by ncwinters on March 3, 2014

New painting, in a Breaking Bad theme.

We were not on the Breaking Bad bandwagon when the series originally aired. Having missed the beginning, and watching the cult following, my wife and I decided to wait until the series was over and then shotgun it in a short timeframe. This holiday season was that timeframe, and we were hooked. Despite being incredibly good, it also had a very strong sense of heaviness and there were definite times when we had to take an emotional break. All in all though, it was an amazingly satisfying series.

One of the characters we enjoyed the most was Mike Ehrmantraut, and specifically me with his extremely paintable head. This new painting is a result from that. This is also another of the recent batch of custom framed paintings I’ve been making. I finish the painting and resin it, after mounting the paper to wood panel. Then I take a regular old frame and go crazy building up texture with MagicSculpt epoxy clay. I even collaged some of the background (hard to see on this one) to finish the effect. Hope you dig it. This one is sold (as are a few more in the pipeline) but look for more in the future. Enjoy “Ehrmantraut’s Lament.”

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Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel, resined.
Float-framed in custom hand sculpted frame with hand painted, collaged background.
Original painting: 5.5″ x 7.5″, framed: 11″ x 12″ x 2.5″ (2014)

This painting is sold, but to purchase other available artwork, please swing by the store.

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A Curious Influence: Solo Show This Saturday!

by ncwinters on November 15, 2013

Months and months of work, finally over and ready to show!

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I’ve been grinding away on this show now for longer than I can remember. The lousy planning of a solo show on the back of a convention was a hard lesson to learn, but a mistake I’ll never make again! The show is entitled “A Curious Influence”  at Gallery1988 (West) and features twenty brand new paintings of pop cultural elements that had an influence on my childhood into adulthood. I focused on some of the more captivating imagery from various movies, cartoons and video games in the attempt to make a sort of catalogue of my fascination with certain striking visual cultural characters, and put my own artistic spin on each one. I’m extremely pleased with the final outcome, and consider it my finest body of work to date.

In addition to the twenty original paintings (works on paper, mounted to wood panel, with a resin finish) there will be five total prints available. They will each be in relatively limited quantities, and are expected to go rather quick. If you’re interested in something, I recommend getting to the show early, as there will be no print sales pre-showtime.

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Aerial Clockwork Limited Edition Print
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, print size: 9″ x 10″
Limited edition of 15, each print is hand signed & numbered.
Available for $40 each.

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Everybody Loves Hypnotoad Limited Edition Print
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, print size: 10″ x 9″
Limited edition of 15, each print is hand signed & numbered.
Available for $40 each.

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No One Can Hear You Scream Limited Edition Print
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, print size: 12″ x 16″
Limited edition of 20, each print is hand signed & numbered.
Available for $60 each.

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Cordyceps Limited Edition Print
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, print size: 9″ x 10″
Limited edition of 20, each print is hand signed & numbered.
Available for $40 each.

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One Ugly Muthaf*cka Limited Edition Print
Archival giclée print on 100% cotton, print size: 18″ x 18″
Limited edition of 30, each print is hand signed & numbered.
Available for $75 each.

The show opens Saturday, November 16 at 7PM. I’ll be there all night, with some special goodies for those who show up before the show opens. For those that made my show last year, you’ll remember what they were. For new show goers, let’s just say it would behoove you to arrive early!  See you at the show!

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One addendum: Last weekend was DesignerCon, for which I created a large body of new sculptural work. The remaining pieces are available in my online shop for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. Look for more new 3D work in 2014.

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