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Andy Warhol is one of the artists that I truly admire. He was relentless driving his passion forward. It feels that his iconic paintings have always been iconic, but in real life he was always a step ahead of the curve. His art was almost unsellable in the beginning. He was always well into his next unsellable phase when his collectors started to catch on to what he was doing. I admire his commitment to himself and his legacy transforming the history of art. I paint iconic oil-on-canvas paintings of people and things that have made an impact on me or the society. I also paint to illuminate injustice and to expose the abuse of power. My goal is to encourage and inspire people to take action for a positive change. “We all have a voice, my art is mine.” I have been painting oil-on-canvas portraits for years. I started my "Icons of Icons” concept by adding gold leaf to the background, resembling religious icons. Then I swapped the oil paint for the background and the gold leaf for the actual portrait for my "Gold Portraits”. My “Bold Portraits” started when I decided to drop out everything extra, like the gold and most colors. I go through the painting several times with a very small brush in order to give it a relaxed sketchy feel while it still feels finished and refined. Now I sometimes paint hybrids of my “bold” paintings and “icons” by adding gold leaf for the background. Synopsis: I paint iconic people and topics that have had an impact on me or our society. I paint oil on canvas, but often I use gold leaf or ultrablack matt acrylic paint for effect. The painting is signed on the back and has my “e” symbol on the front. My paintings always continue around the sides, so they can be hung unframed.
Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper
Size:10 W x 10 H x 0.1 D in
Size with Frame:15.25 W x 15.25 H x 1.2 D in
Ready to Hang:Yes
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
"We all have a voice - my art is mine" I paint to illuminate injustice and expose the abuse of power. My goal is to encourage and inspire people to take action for positive change. After an award winning international career in design I switched my creative passion entirely into art - my deepest lifelong passion. Said of Antti Eklund: "Francis Bacon coming on Andy Warhol with Keith Haring watching, a touch of Gerhard Richter and a splash of Martial Raysse, a squeeze of Yan Pei-Ming, a drop of Marlene Dumas. But, no - genuine Antti Eklund."
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