New Paintings by Bruce Nygren Sat, Nov 17 2018 - Sat, Jan 5, 2019
Douglas Flanders & Associates is pleased to present new fantasy-charged still life paintings by Bruce Nygren.
With origins as a plein air landscape painter, Bruce Nygren decided to introduce fantastical floating objects into his compositions. Thus began the body of signature works, whereby classic mechanical and stuffed toys are featured in still life arrangements that are surreal yet contemplative. Sometimes landscape elements are introduced. Each of his paintings reveal human warmth and humor.
A longtime resident of south Minneapolis’s Longfellow neighborhood, Nygrenhas been painting fascinating arrangements of vintage toys and other objects he has collected since his days as a student at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Like many an art student he was drawn to the trove of visual stimuli in antique and thrift stores.