Whether Dutch still-life, late Romantic oceans, or the work of Delacroix, Matthew Hansel's recent major oil paintings bring the artist's distorting lens to different parts of art history. The latter paintings, in particular, show a disappearing, exposing the raw linen at the top of each work. He's currently showing these paintings at The Hole NYC in "Giving Up the Ghost." The show runs through July 7.
Oil painter Wolfe von Lenkiewicz collapses art history and reconfigures some of its most beloved works, reassembling each piece with unexpected elements. In doing so, the artist examines the ideas of greatness and our categorical notions within the history of painting.