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STRANGE MATH BY JONATHAN VINER

by Ariadna Zierold

jonathan viner, dreamlike, oil, painting, upper playground

Brooklyn based artist Jonathan Viner pursues dreamlike visions that blend the design aesthetic of the time he grew up in, the 1970s, with cool tones and pops of bright colors.

jonathan viner, dreamlike, oil, painting, upper playground

One of the strengths of Viner’s oil paintings lies in their stylish look, using elements of the era’s sex appeal, trendy accents, kitsch and fashion, to pump up their nostalgia and intrigue. You tend to see a lot of glamour and beautiful women, or you see a lot of grit, grime, and even scariness in his images, usually painted from live models, props and photographs set up in his studio.

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