Modern Leisure: New Work from Artist Danny Heller

Eichler With Galaxie, oil on canvas, 30×44,” 2016

Whenever artist Danny Heller exhibits his newest work, I ache to buy all of them. His latest solo show, Modern Leisure, recalls one of the artist’s favorite subjects: a mid-century, post-war, pop culture Southern California suburbia. And I desperately wish I could afford every single piece. (more…)

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Paul Davies’ Paintings Combine Modern Architecture, Pools and Palms

Empty Pool, Modern Home and Palms by Paul Davies

I’ve recently come across an artist whose subjects align with more than one of my personal art fetishes. Combining modern architecture, trees and swimming pools – even empty swimming pools to boot (I have a thing for paintings of pools, both empty and full, see here), Paul Davies‘ work really speaks to me. I just love the juxtaposition of the strong long low horizontals of the modern architecture with the soaring verticals of the Palm and Aspen trees. (more…)

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Eamon O’Kane The Architect’s House – Now At Rare Gallery

Eames psychedelic seasons remix (painted whilst listening to Forever Changes by Love), oil on canvas, 9ft x 9ft, 2008

I’m a fan of mid-century modern architecture as well as contemporary, surreal and pop art. So, it’s no surprise that Eamon O’Kane’s paintings were an exciting find for me. They embody elements all of the aforementioned harmoniously and remind me of two of my favorite artists, Alex Katz and David Hockney, in their flat but whimsical, colorful treatment. (more…)

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