Sam McKinniss

  • , White Roses (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    50,8 x 40,6 x 2,5 cm
    20 x 16 x 1 inches
  • , Madonna, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    40,6 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    16 x 12 x 1 inches
  • , Michael, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    25,4 x 20,3 x 2,5 cm
    10 x 8 x 1 inches
  • , Ranch Life, 2018
    30 colored pencil drawings on paper
    30,5 x 22,9 (each) cm
    12 x 9 inches
  • , Aretha, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    22,9 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    9 x 12 x 1 inches
  • , Diana (on Jonikal), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    27,9 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    11 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , Clownfish, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    27,9 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    11 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , The Little Mermaid, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    45,7 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    18 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , Still Life with Primroses, Pears and Promenates (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    76,2 x 61 x 2,5 cm
    30 x 24 x 1 inches
  • , Tyra, 2015-2018
    Oil on canvas
    142,2 x 91,4 x 2,5 cm
    56 x 36 x 1 inches
  • , The Terminator, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    182,9 x 152,4 x 2,5 cm
    72 x 60 x 1 inches
  • , Clownfish II, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    27,9 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    11 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , Diana, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    243,8 x 182,9 x 2,5 cm
    96 x 72 x 1 inches
  • , Jennifer, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    213,4 x 152,4 x 2,5 cm
    84 x 60 x 1 inches
  • , Marilyn, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    91,4 x 76,2 x 2,5 cm
    36 x 30 x 1 inches
  • , Alice, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    40,6 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    16 x 12 x 1 inches
  • , Fairy Roses (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    50,8 x 40,6 x 2,5 cm
    20 x 16 x 1 inches
  • , White Cup and Saucer (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    22,9 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    9 x 12 x 1 inches

Painter Sam McKinniss sources his works from images of recent pop cultural phenomena he finds using Google Image Search, such as the much celebrated and widely discussed portrait of Prince, painted and exhibited in New York immediately following the beloved pop star's unti-mely death. He is inspired by themes or narratives focu-sing on romance or tragedy, beauty, perversion, innocence and its destruction. Most often his paintings are portraits of celebrities such as movie stars and musicians, while at other times he finds landscapes or animals as suitable subject matter. Discussing his studio practice in a recent interview, McKinniss was quoted, “[I'm] trying to tell some kind of almost cinematic story, and trying to cast it with characters who suit whatever mood I’m in.” Sam McKinniss (b. 1985, Northfield, Minnesota) earned a MFA at New York University. Recent solo exhi-bitions were held in Los Angeles and New York. His work is currently on view in a major group exhibition, ‘The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure The Night’, curated by Susan Cross at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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