Gerry Chapleski, our gods are movie stars

Gerry Chapleski, our gods are movie stars

August 27, 2014 | figurative painting | No Comments

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“I suppose that at this point in time I’m concerned with numerous things: color – the blending, blurring and mixing of it; beauty – real, purported and imagined; the silliness of American pop culture; the correlation between Greek mythology and our never-ending infatuation with fame, celebrity, sex and sports – our gods are now movie stars, musicians, athletes and superstars; the beauty of the female figure and the predominance of nudes throughout art in the past; and finally, paying some sort of tribute to the history of painting and all of the great craftspersons and thinkers who came before me.

My technique consists of creating custom painting tools out of things like plastic, mylar, acetate, rubber, old credit cards, in order to squish, scrape, smudge and smear the paint in varying degrees.”
Visit Gerry’s site to see his colorful graphic paintings of celebrities and interesting characters.
Gerry Chapleski

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