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Brian DePauli

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Untitled, 2009 Oil on Birch 24" X 41" © 2009
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Untitled, 2009 Oil on Board 36" X 51 © 2009
Hippo
Untitled, 2009 Oil on Birch 48" X 72" © 2009
Wolves
Untitled, 2009 Oil on Board 36" X 54" © 2009
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Saint Louis, Mo
Tags
animals, pop, landscape
Statement

My current paintings are inspired by unexpected confrontations that occur in the wild. The sources that I work from are natural history publications, wildlife documentaries, and found photos and videos from the internet. I present to the viewer either actual, embellished, metaphoric, or imaginary fights between different animal species. The paintings are intended to be humorous, instead of lecturing the viewer on the plight of the "natural world", I give them a tongue and cheek version of some struggle to survive. In my paintings the use of a featureless landscape puts the action in a pseudo-natural environment, distancing the work from that of traditional natural history and landscape paintings.

 

 

 

CV

 

 

Education

 

209 MA  - Fontbonne University

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Upcoming

 

2010

- Snowflake Gallery

 

Past

 

2009

- Saint Charles Community College - Graduate Student Invitational

- Around the Coyote - Joseph Frasca Memorial Works on Paper Competition

2008

- Boots Contemporary Art Space - Slinger Two

- White Flag Projects - Fast Times 2

2007

- Drive Agency - Deck Show

2006

- Berkeley Art Center - 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition

2005

- Nu Art Series - Webster University, All Purpose

- Saint Louis Artist Guild - Figuratively Speaking