Aaron Nagel

06 Aaron Nagel - Surface and SurfaceSome amazing figurative oil paintings with theological undertones from Oakland based self-taught Artist Aaron Nagel.

“I’ve always been intrigued by religious art, both because I find so much of it appealing despite it’s motives, and because I’m endlessly fascinated by the frequent use of torture, suffering, and violence, to serve those motives. The symbolism I paint; halos, arrows, etc, are all common in European iconography of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but I’m trying to take them out of context a bit by placing them around figures who, instead of appearing as martyrs, are unaffected.” form an interview with ‘My Love For You’

Aaron Nagel’s work is currently on show with the Corey Helford Gallery at Scope Art Fair, Miami. If you’re interested in learning more about Aaron’s technique, his blog has several intriguing step by step posts of his working process, inspiration and details of the paints and mediums he uses.


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