Our newest exhibit at the art gallery I co-own, Gallery1988, is so insane and complex that I wanted to explain it a bit here.
Artist Andrew DeGraff creates these original paintings, one of a kind pieces, that act as detailed maps from movies, chronicling each characters every move and every location the viewer sees. You see, each line, colored differently, represents a different character’s journey, turn after turn. Andrew watches these films, dozens of times while painting, to make sure he starts and ends everyone in the correct place, all while also rendering every location seen in the film. It’s one of the most intense undertakings we’ve seen at G1988.
Above you can see his new paintings inspired by Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, The Shining and The Princess Bride. Look at the Shining’s hedge maze and the Princess Bride mountain. SO GOOD. Just beautiful work that takes him a very long time to perfect.
The exhibit, which will also feature a mammoth Lord of the Rings piece, opens this Saturday night at G1988 (East) at 7021 Melrose Ave from 7-10 PM. All the pieces will be online the next day at gallery1988.com. I’ll be there (*badly draws a line from my house to the gallery*).