Art & Artists - Kelly Reemsten

I love Los Angeles based artist Kelly Reemsten's take on pop realism. These oil paintings are all about one of my favorite things - juxtaposition (also a fun word to say). I love what happens when you put together things that don't normally go together. Like a party dress . . . and an ax.

These are really large too. Which makes them even more fun. I have probably been watching too much Mad Men (there was a recent 5 hour marathon), but these remind me of when Betty Draper went out back with a rifle and shot the neighbors pet birds. Revenge of the oppressed 1950's housewife. The colors are off the hook. And the whole headless thing ... brilliant. This one is my favorite:

See more of Kelly's work at her website.

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