"Renaissance Party is centered around classicism and has a recognizable anatomical element to it, as opposed to many other works that have a more animalistic and lucid nature. This painting is therefore much more formal. Yet it still likes to party. That was a Talladega Nights reference.
This piece was part of my recent 'Troublemakers' solo show and residency with Hellion Gallery in Portland. The works in this show were all built around and on references of classical marble and bronze busts. It's a nod to how a new art historical frame of reference is being constructed by a current generation of painters and artists.
The general idea on art history I've had for some time. The specific execution is a result of endlessly collaging and arranging reference imagery to find the right composition and substance." - Joram Roukes