“I believe in repetition like a holy mantra or rosary,” neo-Expressionist painter Hunt Slonem told Introspective, referring to his artistic method. “I am slightly influenced by Pop art, like the repetition of soup cans, postage stamps and celebrities. It’s something I have been doing my whole life.”
Slonem, who often depicts birds, rendered in thick, gestural brushstrokes and arranged in a loose grid, developed his fascination with tropical avian life during a childhood spent in Hawaii and Nicaragua. Today, his 30,000-square-foot studio in Brooklyn contains an aviary, along with a personal garden, a collection of antiques and walls and walls of artworks.
Besides birds, Slonem also paints bunnies — so many that they’ve become a signature. Limned in expressive, urgent strokes on flat, vibrantly colored backgrounds, these creatures fascinate through their subtle variations. “I have painted hundreds of rabbits, but each one is different,” the artist has explained. “Each has its own personality, and it just comes through me.”
The multitalented Slonem also sculpts, makes prints, creates installations and restores historic spaces. His work has achieved cult status among collectors and is represented in the permanent collections of such esteemed institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Slonem has even made an appearance on Real Housewives of New York.
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Hunt Slonem
Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Hunt Slonem
Late 20th Century American Modern Hunt Slonem
Late 19th Century Belgian Antique Hunt Slonem
Early 20th Century English Hunt Slonem
Late 19th Century English Antique Hunt Slonem
20th Century Hunt Slonem
Early 2000s Hunt Slonem
Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Antique Hunt Slonem
2010s American Expressionist Hunt Slonem
1980s Vintage Hunt Slonem
18th Century French Antique Hunt Slonem
Canvas, Wood, Paint
18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Hunt Slonem
Early 2000s American Modern Hunt Slonem