The Black Sign
Oil on Canvas
36 in. x 48 in.
The Black Sign, Oil on Canvas, 36 in. x 48 in., 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
"My current series of landscape paintings draws on surrealism to address cultural and social issues regarding man and the natural environment. While people do not inhabit these images the landscapes are nonetheless affected and manipulated by human intervention. I use blank signs as motifs commenting on consumerism, cultural throwaways, and the deluge of visual information. The emptiness of the scapes echoes the blankness of the totems standing there. I use surreal coloration to speak about the alteration of the natural world and life out of balance." - Nick Gadbois