Artist: RAFAEL GLÜCKSTERN GARDOS
Title: GOING TO MY NEW HOME
Dimensions: 39 x 47 IN
Medium: OIL ON CANVAS
Rafael’s paintings are epitomized by his juxtaposition of somber themes and subject matter with vibrant colors and constant movement to create a dialogue that redefines urban landscapes and portraits with new significance through revitalized storytelling, surreal imagery, and the personification of inanimate objects. Post-impressionism, Fauvism and, above all, the expressionism of the beginning of the 20th century have influenced him the most and are always present in his paintings. Among his major influences are artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, André Derain, Ludwig Meidner, George Grosz, Otto Dix and Egon Schiele, and other more contemporary painters like Lucian Freud.