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Trey Abdella’s Surreal, Acrylic ‘Shrines’

Trey Abdella’s wild acrylic paintings are packed with strange dreamscapes and pop culture iconography. Much of his work is built around the idea of a “shrine,” a makeshift monument to the various stages of growth and social reference points.


Trey Abdella’s wild acrylic paintings are packed with strange dreamscapes and pop culture iconography. Much of his work is built around the idea of a “shrine,” a makeshift monument to the various stages of growth and social reference points.


Image Gallery describes the work of Abdella in these terms: “[His] paintings enter a world of visual possibilities. Shrines and memorials are at the center, blooming and coming undone. Psychological landscapes host a space where favorited toys and new found curiosities portray a bumpy passage into adulthood.”

The artist, now based in Brooklyn, is a native of West Virginia. Abdella is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He’s had shows at Image Gallery and SVA Galleries, with a recent appearance at Pulse in Miami Beach. See more of his recent work below.

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