SAINT BURLESQUE


“Painting taught literature to describe.”

- Orhan pamuk, My Name is Red

These are portraits of fellow artists during my residency at Art Center / South Florida.

Influenced by Orhan Pamuk's award winning novel "My Name is Red", this is my homage not only to that of fellow artists, but also to the bygone era of eastern miniatures. "My Name Is Red" recounts the altruistic lifestyle of Turkish miniaturist artists at a conflicting age when Islam prohibited portraiture labeling it iconoclastic. This was an era in which the "Infidel Art" of the Renaissance was sending shock waves throughout the Islamic world, and artists were regarded as 'fuels for the fires of hell'. Pamuk's artists led a life of duality and internal clash which I strongly resonate to.


Saint Barbara Rivera

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Matu Croney

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint J. Kevin Foltz

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Kathy Kissik

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Kristen Thiele

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint David Zalben

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Leila A. Leder kremer

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Franklin Sinanan

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Wendy Coad

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Robert W. Wilson

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

- 20 x 20 x 0.5 inches

Saint Alfonso Corona

Acrylic, Oil, Glitter, Gold Leaf, Mineral Pigment, Charcoal on Canvas

20 x 20 x 0.5 inches (not available)

Art Center/SouthFlorida's 'Burlesque Saints' at the Art Center Gallery - Photo courtesy of Robert Wilson