Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
My "Potato" is a painting in my "Amazing Things" series. My amazing things are ordinary things that are in my fridge, on my desk or on my laptop. They are ordinary things, but if you look at them more closely, you can see that they are amazing. I wanted to immortalize these amazingly ordinary things and show how amazing they are in their ordinariness. Simply put, they are amazing.
ICONS OF ICONS. Antti Eklund paints iconic portraits of iconic people and things. 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." Antti Eklund paints with oil on canvas. He also experiments with exclusive finishes like 24 karat gold leaf and oxidized copper. The 24 karat gold leaf reflects power and the spirit of classical religious "icon" paintings while illuminating the superfluous illusion we all have of ourselves. Born in Finland and trained as an Architect the former Professor of Graphic Communication has had an internationally award winning career in design before committing himself fully to art. Antti Eklund lives permanently in Baltimore, MD, USA. See more at eklundartfactory.com