Size: 36"W x 48"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This painting was begun from life then finished in the studio. The subject was painted in natural lighting indoors. The model chose his own attire, and decided to hold an orange. The choice to include the fruit, the "torn at" clothing, along with his cool self confidence, led to the decision for the title of this piece. BROMIUS is the affectionate name used by the devotees of Dionysus, god of sensuality, wine and music, and the youngest of the Olympian Gods.
Grey Dey is a 20 year resident of San Francisco with a long, involved history in Provincetown. In 2013, Grey Dey was a resident artist of The Fire Island Artist Residency. Grey Dey is primarily a narrative figure painter interested in the visual projection of personal and cultural identity. With no formal art education, Grey Dey has studied drawing and painting through workshops and private instruction with teachers that include Cedric and Joanette Egeli in Provincetown, and Rob Anderson in San Francisco. Grey Dey maintains a painting studio in the SoMa district of San Francisco.