I love art and I love history.
However, I don't always love art of historical moments.
As soon as I was introduced to Steve Penley's work, I was immediately in intrigued.
Modern. Bright. Expressive. Historical. Unique.
I would love to have some of his amazing work in my home.
Love how Steve explains his work:
"Each of these subjects has meanings which are imprinted in the back of our minds. By manipulating these images, I hope to bring the viewer into a new way of seeing familiar subjects. In today’s world we have a tendency towards deconstruction. Today’s heroes seem small and insignificant compared with those of the past... I would rather search for the ideal in these subjects and if possible give them a new dignity. These paintings are not documentaries of their respective subjects per se, but simply representations of the common bonds we all share with them. These formal and sometimes stoic images are a great contrast with bright colors and expressionistic brush strokes. And, hopefully this will give familiar subjects new life."
What do you think?
Do you have any favorite artists that focus on historical or patriotic art?