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Tom LaDuke

BRUEGEL, PHANTOM, 2013

Graphite on yupo paper
10 × 13 in
25.4 × 33 cm
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OWNitNOW

In Bruegel, Phantom, a ghostly shape floats in the cosmos. LaDuke’s title would lead us to …

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OWNitNOW

In Bruegel, Phantom, a ghostly shape floats in the cosmos. LaDuke’s title would lead us to believe it is an element from a work by Flemish Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel (or one of his sons), though now it exists in a cognitive limbo where the viewer senses it has a source (a rocky outcropping or folds of …

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TWO x TWO

Tom LaDuke quotes a variety of sources, from art historical to cinematic, in his enigmatic and …

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Tom LaDuke quotes a variety of sources, from art historical to cinematic, in his enigmatic and meticulously rendered works. LaDuke recontextualizes his references through strategies like cropping, blurring, and erasure, thereby giving them new meanings, while retaining the surrealist quality of seeing a familiar …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
courtesy of the artist and crg gallery, new york
Tom LaDuke
American, b. 1963
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Tom LaDuke deploys meticulous and labor-intensive processes in the creation of his paintings and hyper-realistic sculptures. His recent paintings, part of an ongoing series, involve the application of four distinct layers of paint to the canvas: the first three are delicately applied with an airbrush to depict the screen of a TV that captures scenes of his studio as reflected in the glass, as well as glimpses of films playing on the screen. The fourth layer is a jarring, thick, and apparently haphazard application of oil paint that produces the effect of two separate paintings colliding on the same canvas. Using delicate materials, his sculptures painstakingly replicate objects, as seen in Flemish Veil (2010) where LaDuke recreates the cracks in a Dutch painting using eyelashes and arm hair. Run generator (2009) is a plastic shopping bag, made from graphite and glue, which appears almost to float.

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About the work

OWNitNOW

In Bruegel, Phantom, a ghostly shape floats in the cosmos. LaDuke’s title would lead us to …

Read more

OWNitNOW

In Bruegel, Phantom, a ghostly shape floats in the cosmos. LaDuke’s title would lead us to believe it is an element from a work by Flemish Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel (or one of his sons), though now it exists in a cognitive limbo where the viewer senses it has a source (a rocky outcropping or folds of …

Read more
TWO x TWO

Tom LaDuke quotes a variety of sources, from art historical to cinematic, in his enigmatic and …

Read more

Tom LaDuke quotes a variety of sources, from art historical to cinematic, in his enigmatic and meticulously rendered works. LaDuke recontextualizes his references through strategies like cropping, blurring, and erasure, thereby giving them new meanings, while retaining the surrealist quality of seeing a familiar …

Read more
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
courtesy of the artist and crg gallery, new york
Tom LaDuke
American, b. 1963
Follow

Tom LaDuke deploys meticulous and labor-intensive processes in the creation of his paintings and hyper-realistic sculptures. His recent paintings, part of an ongoing series, involve the application of four distinct layers of paint to the canvas: the first three are delicately applied with an airbrush to depict the screen of a TV that captures scenes of his studio as reflected in the glass, as well as glimpses of films playing on the screen. The fourth layer is a jarring, thick, and apparently haphazard application of oil paint that produces the effect of two separate paintings colliding on the same canvas. Using delicate materials, his sculptures painstakingly replicate objects, as seen in Flemish Veil (2010) where LaDuke recreates the cracks in a Dutch painting using eyelashes and arm hair. Run generator (2009) is a plastic shopping bag, made from graphite and glue, which appears almost to float.

Tom LaDuke

BRUEGEL, PHANTOM, 2013

Graphite on yupo paper
10 × 13 in
25.4 × 33 cm
Bidding closed
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