Dear I lobo you readers, embrace yourselves with Surreal Paintings by Matthew Grabelsky using New York Trains as exihibittions galleries. New York City sometimes is affectionately referred to as a “concrete jungle,” but for Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky it’s more of a big cageless zoo, is a place to create his contemporary art.
Using the New York City subway system as the setting for his modern art work, the artist paints surreal paintings of people who are seemingly normal from the neck down, but who have had their heads replaced by animals, both wild and domesticated.
Having grown up in New York and being fascinated by the imagery of Greek mythology as a kid, Grabelsky’s surreal paintings are an exploration of human nature and of the way that animals represent various parts of the human subconscious.
“The characters are symbolic of the kinds of thoughts that lie under the surface of people’s minds, and they reveal that the most extraordinary can exist in the most ordinary of everyday settings,” the artist says.
“This theme is communicated through the juxtaposition of these ostensibly irrational images with otherwise completely mundane scenes. My idea is that my creatures are not original but are ultimately part of a much larger cultural continuum.”
In the glass, we also can see other people sitting in the train.
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