Brad Kunkle "Sixth Sleep" 2010
I guess it's gold leafing week here on Phantasmaphile. Brad Kunkle paints nudie beauties lost in sylvan reverie using oils and lots of metallics. I love how his work is both photorealistic and otherworldly, so it feels a bit Rococo yet totally contemporary. I look forward to seeing his paintings gleam at his solo show, "Gilded Wilderness," opening at Arcadia Fine Arts in SoHo on April 21st.