Fred Einaudi, Patriot
Fred Einaudi’s portraits take the iconic visual language of their subjects – the can-do attitude of women in wartime propaganda posters, the innocence and curiosity displayed in paintings of children, the elegance and drama of Victorian and Edwardian era portraiture – and juxtaposes it with unexpected images of death and destruction. The results are some of the most haunting visions of humans and animals going on with their lives in a devastated world.
Born in 1971 and living in San Francisco, Einaudi has an evident predilection for whatever suggests dying, extinction, unnatural associations, and nightmarish anachronisms. And somehow, the magic realistic style of his paintings doesn’t alienate viewers, but make them gloat over and over again. read more