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"This painting was done in between solo shows when I had some time to play around a bit. It was actually my first attempt at making fabric a large part of the composition and the first time I used a pallet knife for such a significant part of the piece (everything but the figure is entirely painted with pallet knife.) I went on to paint a bunch more fabric pieces and based my last solo show around the interaction between figure and fabric. This piece was very much an entry way into what I’m doing now.
I absolutely love Ingrés portrait of Napoleon — it’s one of my favorite paintings. Every time I get a model in a chair with a regal vibe, I can’t help but think of the throne and the amazing presence that piece has. Added to that, the model just oozed royalty and confidence, so it was inevitable we came up with a shot like this." - Aaron Nagel
Read the full interview and see process photos at News.1xRUN.com.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in 1980 in San Francisco, California, Aaron Nagel
began drawing as a child and gradually made his way to painting. Upon discovering oils in his early twenties, he became enamored with the medium and has been obsessed with it ever since. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland (OR), Philadelphia, Tucson, Miami, and New York and has shown at international art fairs such as Art Miami, Scope, and Art Revolution Taipei. Nagel lives and works in Oakland, CA.
Find more by Aaron Nagel at aaronnagel.com.
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