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Electrified Flora: Thrush Holmes

Forget those boring old still lifes from your grandma’s era.  Artists like Thrush Holmes are taking that classic subject and reinterpreting it through modern eyes.  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.  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! 😉

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