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Electrified Flora: Thrush Holmes

Forget those boring old still lifes from your grandma’s era. ย Artists like Thrush Holmes are taking that classic subject and reinterpreting it through modern eyes. ย The result is anything but boring.

Untitled by Thrush Holmes

Untitled 2011, oil on canvas, 84×84

Untitled 2012 by Thrush Holmes

Untitled 2012, oil on panel, 16×20

Neon-hued petals in flattened, simplified shapes let you know these aren’t just any old floral paintings. ย With color blocking reminiscent of Matisse, these blossoms fairly jump off the canvas.

Untitled 2011 by Thrush Holmes

Untitled 2011, oil on canvas, 60×84

Untitled by Thrush Holmes

Untitled, oil on panel, 16×20

Graffit-like lines incorporated give these paintings a freewheelin’ freedom their classical predecessors never dreamed of.

Untitled 2012 by Thrush Holmes

Untitled, oil panel, 52×62

To see more of Thrush Holmes’ work, please visit his website.

All images via the artist’s website.

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  • I’ve seen the neon light work in person, and it’s pretty interesting, but I think I like his regular paintings more. Lesley, I can’t believe all the artists you find that I’ve loved and forgotten about, you sure do a great job cool-hunting!

    • Lesley

      I agree the neon light work was cool and all, but I think these are much more interesting. Especially considering the giant size of some! Thank you for the compliment, I do my best! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Whoa, those are really cool! That last one in particular; I just love the neon pink!