“Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on June 30, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Rafael Silveira.

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

Brazillian artist Rafael Silveira has just opened his debut exhibit “Unforeseeable” at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.  His art combines classical painting with a twist of surreal imagery.

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

I loved the ornate frames and I loved the Travis Louie meets Mark Ryden absurdest characters in his paintings such as the Popsicle girl featured above.  Silveira says that he was inspired by walking around in his native Brazil where he encounters the bizarre and preposterous on a daily basis.  I can totally relate!

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

“Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira is showing concurrently with Anthony Lister’s also great exhibit
“Power Tripping,” (more on that one soon).  Both shows are at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor) in New York through July 26, 2014.

Rafael Silveira and Geoffrey Dicker

Rafael Silveira and Geoffrey Dicker

Great meeting you Rafael!  Thanks again.

 

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  • Gail said,

    There is bit of Tex Avery in these images as well. He is a super talented artist!