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David Molesky Art

DAVID MOLESKY (USA, B. 1977)

David Molesky creates representational oil paintings of figures in natural habitats. His subjects bask in sunlight unposed, near his studio window and in woodlands, rivers, lakeshores and deep wilderness. Molesky frames his figures in states of ‘commune with nature:’ a meditative state of human contentment born from proximity to the natural world and a life of material simplicity. Molesky’s technical approach to painting exemplifies the mindfulness in which his figures navigate their environments. To reduce toxicity in the oil painting process, Molesky has developed an approach that eliminates the need for harmful solvents. In his studio in Brooklyn, using centuries-old paint recipes augmented by his studies in paint chemistry, he crafts his art materials from walnut oil, crushed limestone, and a multitude of pigments. Having grown up in Washington, D.C. and then graduating from UC Berkeley in 1999 (art & pre-med), Molesky spent the first half of his adult life exploring the west coast. Now dividing his time between studios in Brooklyn and Raleigh, he paints full time and contributes articles to publications including Juxtapoz and Fine Art Connoisseur. His paintings can be found in permanent collections on both coasts and in Europe and Asia, including the Long Beach Museum of Art in California and the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art in the Philippines.

(Biography provided by Andra Norris Gallery)
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River Runs Through It
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
'River Runs Through It. This highly detailed oil painting on panel, depicts the artist’s model and dog at one of his favorite landscapes in the world: the granite boulder banks of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Linen, Oil

Red Lounge
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Canvas, Linen, Oil

Union with Stone
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Linen, Oil

Reading the Ripples - small oval painting
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Oil, Wood Panel

Reflections by the Willow
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Oil, Wood Panel

V Ness - female figure with dog
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Linen, Oil

Apres Petit Dejeuner
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Linen, Oil

TERRAPIN - figure with turtle
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

Materials

Linen, Oil

Creature of Boonoo Boonoo / oval painting 24 x 20 inches
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Canvas, Oil

Alder Lake - nude woman standing in a sunlit lake
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

Materials

Oil, Wood Panel

FLOWER CROWN - woman wearing flower wreath - oil on linen
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Flower Crown'. Portrait of the artist's red haired model wearing a crown of strewn flowers of golden yellow, lilac and green The figurative painting is 16 x 16 inches and created wi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Linen, Oil

Phoenician Bath - young woman bathing - oil on canvas
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Linen, Oil

Still Pond - oil on wood
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Wood, Oil

Pink Dress / oil on linen
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
'Apres Rainbow Room' where the artist's model wears a pink dress, and stands with the artist's sleeping dog at her bare feet. David Molesky is an internationally recognized fine arti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

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Linen, Oil

Facetime - reclining figure with cel phone / iPhone - blue
By David Molesky
Located in Burlingame, CA
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Molesky Art

Materials

Linen, Cotton Canvas, Oil

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