In the oil and acrylic paintings of Samual Weinberg, the artist’s narratives pit his violent, cartoonish “Pinkmen” against the “Realies,” based on real characters and art historical figures. This clash of style and tone create absorbing scenes crafted at the hand of the artist, often looming large in size and action.
“The Pinkmen represent the negative forces in Weinberg’s mystical universe,” a statement explains. “The Pinkmen are prone to violence. They love to fight. They are stretched into unnerving positions, carelessly lying about left for dead, although they are virtually indestructible. They connect with each other through violence. Their faces are one-eyed expressionless masks. His next step was to wonder what would happen when they interacted with the ‘Realies’ which are represented by either realistic or historical art figures. It was Weinberg’s initial intent to place these two forces together and explore the narratives results.”
See more of the artist’s work below.