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David Molesky
Facetime - reclining figure with cel phone / iPhone - blue

2015

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Woman with cellphone iPhone handheld device aglow in her hand as she readies herself to sleep. 11 x 14 inches, oil on linen. Framed with an outer dimension of 14 x 17 inches. A captivating figurative work from his Scout series, from David Molesky who is an internationally recognized fine artist based in New York City known for his land and seascapes and figurative works. David has a self-proclaimed preoccupation with the magic of painting; the way a gooey substance is transformed to an illusionary image that arouses states of contemplation and empathy. His representational paintings of humans and environments have been featured in many museum exhibitions including: the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Pasinger Fabrik, Germany; Casa Dell’Architettura, Italy; and Telemarksgaleriet, Norway. David’s paintings are in the permanent collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art among other museum collections on both coasts and in Europe and Asia. He is the recipient of artist residencies through the Morris Graves Foundation, California; Fine Art Base, California; and the Fundacja Nakielska, Poland. Many publications have featured Molesky and his paintings including, to name a few: LA Times,The Washington Post, OC Weekly, New American Painting, Hi-Fructose, and Juxtapoz. Artist's statement: Scoutfits / Since I began painting in the early 90’s, I have always painted the people around me. Recently, for several years, I worked predominantly with one model, named Scout. We had originally met at a birthday gathering where I was asked as a gift to make several portrait sketches on tiny canvases provided for me. A tall dark haired woman sat down in the chair in front of me and began to explain that her lesbian mothers had named her after the little girl in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and that she worked as a manager at a major Manhattan jazz club. For our next meeting, we began a more ambitious picture that would take over a year to complete, mostly because our interactions continually inspired new paintings. Over a two year period we made nearly 20 paintings together in this way. She made the suggestion to call the series “Scoutfits,” a play on her large wardrobe of outfits and moods. All of the paintings were mostly painted from life in a technique of building thin layers typical of the Venetian Renaissance. However, I begin directly on the canvas with a loaded brush, with no preliminary drawing. From the onset, this encourages color and form to be the sole transmitter of illusion. Paint in its physicality has a gestalt that speaks directly to viewer’s body and spatial orientation. This is what makes the amorphous ooze of paint such a seductive media for storytelling. Through multiple layers using a medium of thickened walnut oil and balsams, I hone the subtlety of light, edges, and gesture with the aim of creating an image that intimately engages reflection and consideration

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    Excellent
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    Artist signed, dated.
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  • Dimensions
    H 14 in. x W 17 in. x D 2 in.H 35.56 cm x W 43.18 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Burlingame, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU37532375801
  • Seller Reference Number
    FDMOLE026
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