Carl Dobsky’s Realistic Narratives Contain Flashes of Magic

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Figurative painter Carl Dobsky creates oil paintings that acknowledge both the history of the form and the contemporary. The narrative work, in particular, reveals just flashes of magic hidden in his dramatic, realistic scenes. The butterflies in “Ship of Fools” is one example of this, as the periled occupants of a small vessel attempt to survive. The enormous piece took a year to complete.

Dobsky, whose work has been shown across the world, is also the proprietor of and the head instructor at Safehouse Atelier, an instructional program in Los Angeles. The artist has a B.F.A from Ringling College of Art and Design and an M.F.A from the New York Academy of Art.

See more of the artist’s work below.

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