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.