Kevin Neal Gardner: Isolated Figures I


Daniel’s Butt,

oil on paper, 2015

I remember people more as a collection of details than as a whole form, and I look at and paint people with this idea in mind and to explore and depict texture and color. I am curious about the awkwardness of a posed academic nude - the history to it and the strangeness of it, that a person is standing or lying there and knowing that he is being observed.

Woman with Braids - green arm cushion,

oil on paper, 2014

Two Young Men - connected, oil on paper, 2014

Bearded Young Man - slouching,

oil on paper, 2014

Cross Legged Woman - hand on head,

oil on paper, 2014

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