I, like Alec Egan, love the work of Wayne Thiebaud (1920 - 2021). The late painter’s pastel cake slices and ice cream sundaes prompt reminisces of the dessert selections in the diner case, or a visit to Friendly’s after a childhood soccer game. Thiebaud’s still lives are visually satisfying and at the same time, as Egan mentions in our conversation (included in the Kinstler puzzle of his work) “some of his paintings are just so weird.” The treats in Thiebaud’s works often float, without the context of a home or a restaurant—as if from a dream.
Andrea Joyce Heimer
Umar Rashid (also known as Frohawk Two Feathers) compares his triptych The Battle of Malibu (In Three Parts) 1795 to a cheese pizza in our conversation in in early 2022. It is the flavor, that, in his words, “everybody can partake and enjoy” and there is indeed something for everyone in the panoply of pop cultural and historical invocations appearing on part 1 from the series, the painting depicted on the artist’s Kinstler puzzle: See battle. Little red corvette.
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Peacock Tiger (2021) by Kour Pour (now available as a Kinstler puzzle) depicts a crouching, curious big cat with an animated tail and face. He (or she) appears to be mid-conversation with a bird seated on a tree branch. The artist first prints the animals onto a canvas with a large linocut before embellishing them with hand painted details and color.
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