John Gonnella
Pop Art Portrait of Boris Badenov [2017]
2017

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Ah, Boris Badenov (a punny name based on "bad enough") and Natasha Fatale... has a more classic duo of antagonists ever existed? Brought to you by the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, 1959 - 1964.
The acrylics drip luxuriously and boldly across the canvas, offset by lightly spray-painted Ben-day dots (a printing technique used in comic books, and parodied by Lichtenstein).

// ABOUT THE ARTIST //
John Gonnella
BA, New England School of Art and Design
MFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design [MassArt]
Gonnella’s work can be said to be conforming yet bold: he presents the viewer with familiar, comfortable imagery, rendered with a shamelessly contemporary hand. He breathes new life into iconic figures with his use of bold colors, varied paint application techniques, and slick strokes. His work is a juxtaposition between old and illusive; the comfortable and the unspoken; the commercial and the aesthetic.

Gonnella borrows bold techniques from the world of advertising in his fine art renderings. As Executive Creative Director for a world-class advertising agency, John Gonnella creates branding experiences that invoke curiosity, engagement and participation. His clients include such major companies as Panasonic, John Deere, Huawei, New Balance, Reebok and Timberland.

Details

  • Artist
    John Gonnella (American)
  • Creation Year
    2017
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    48 in. H x 48 in. W x 2.5 in. D
  • Seller Location
    Los Gatos, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU53132523511
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