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Contemporary Painting
Everyone wants to understand painting. Why don't they try to understand the singing of birds? People love the night, a flower, everything which surrounds them without trying to understand them. But painting…that they must understand.
-Pablo Picasso interview in Cahiers d'Art 1935

Painting is a state of being…Painting is self-discovery. Every good painter paints what he is.
-Jackson Pollock
Modern Painting

Christopher Brown Painting
Christopher Brown
When you come right down to it, all you have is yourself. Your self is a sun with a thousand rays in your belly. The rest is nothing. -Pablo Picasso

There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was. It was a fine compliment. -Jackson Pollock Contemporary Paintings
de Kooning

Modern Paintings
Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy. -Pablo Picasso 1945

It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning. -Frank Auerbach quoted in The Observer (1986) Oil Painting

Oil Paintings


Forrest Moses

Forrest Moses is one of the foremost landscape painters of his generation.  “I began finding my   way by direct observation and feeling. The land became my teacher.” Moses’ expressionistic landscape paintings, ranging from gentle New England streams to vast New Mexican panoramas, display a strikingly vivid juxtaposition between the literal and the abstract.

Forrest Moses painting




Raimonds Staprans - Painter and Playwright Raimonds Staprans' work has been compared to that of other Bay Area painters Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud.  His palette and composition though are absolutely unique, his technique exquisite.  Significant recent exhibitions and a traveling retrospective have brought Staprans well deserved critical attention, yet he remains possibly one of the most undervalued artists of our time.


sculpture 22 Nathan Oliveira is one of the Bay Area’s most gifted and respected artist’s. His bronze sculpture are compelling studies in vulnerability and endurance, charged with both energy and restrained pathos. Oliveira's figures speak eloquently of time and decay, destruction and perishability, and of a will to endure and to create that persists in spite of those things.






Roy DeForest is a true painting legend. His works hang in major museums the world over, and he has had many of the major names in contemporary art as students. Roy DeForest has represented the USA at the prestigious Biennale and has been featured in numerous traveling one man museum exhibitions. DeForest's luscious "Country Dog Gentlemen" is an immensely popular work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (and their gift shop's #1 selling poster). Roy DeForest's playful spirit and rich, colorful pallet endear his work to generations of collectors and art lovers.

Museum of Modern Art


Stephen Rodefer poet Stephen Rodefer is a major American poet currently living in Paris.  A young member of the Beat poets and personal friend to Allen Ginsburg, Gregory Corso, Charles Olson, etc, Rodefer took up painting on found materials in the late 1990's In NYC and Paris as a reaction to his personal frustration with being unable to literally create visual language.  Considered one of the founders of Language Poetry, Rodefer's paintings are exhibited in numerous galleries throughout Europe. Stephen Rodefer painting


Bay Area Painting

Kim Frohsin's art is a deliberate extension of the early Bay Area Figurative painters, most noticeably, the work of Wayne Thiebaud. Using Thiebaud's most popular '60s work as a starting point, Frohsin takes a hard look at ordinary objects and finds beauty in their contour, color, and general uniqueness of form.

Contemporary Painting Gallery

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