Los Angeles born (and New York raised) Matthew Grabelsky‘s oil paintings show a wide variety of mythical and fairy tale creatures in the modern world. And it’s here where realistic locations and everyday situations mix and play with characters that are surreal. This interesting combination of humans, animals, anthropomorphic characters and ordinary humans seems to be the result of his studies (the artist graduated from Rice University in 2002 with a BA in Art and Art History and a BS in Astrophysics) as well as his travels for studying classic art (Paris, Florence, to name a few of his destinations).
“These paintings are not intended to be viewed as fantasy or as allegory, but rather as a blend of every-day experiences with the subconscious. They are enigmatic, and create dream-like worlds that invite viewers to form their own interpretations of the imagery presented,” stated Matthew Grabelsky.
So, derived from his earlier studies, Matthew Grabelsky paints in a highly realistic manner, using this visual language to create modern narratives. He places his subjects and characters in contemporary settings. His artworks often show a humorous illustration of our everyday life.