Paintings by John Dubrow

Paintings by John Dubrow
April 16, 2013 Hiroyuki Hamada

A few weeks ago I enjoyed seeing John Dubrow‘s paintings. If you look at them on screen, they might look like tasteful, unassuming paintings of people and cityscapes.  You might overlook them…  But that is not the impression you get in person at all. If you love good paintings, the sort of paintings with visual logic so dense, so rich, well thought out for solid presence and most of all just for the sheer pleasure of tasting the colors, textures, compositions, rhythm, shapes and all, you wouldn’t want to miss the show. I kept going around the gallery seeing each painting 4, 5 times. I just couldn’t get over how the modest impression from 20 feet away turns into an intricate mosaic of colors and shapes alive with harmony and rhythm of the brush strokes.

Here is an artist who spends an enormous amount of time trusting the result he gets from the magic of paintings and they actually work before your eyes. That’s especially encouraging for any artists who work that way. Because there aren’t many who manage to do that today.


Church and Reade, 2012-13, oil on linen, 42 x 50 in 

Following images are close-up shots from various paintings from the show.  Nothing like seeing them in person but you might get the idea…


Enjoy the show if you are in NYC. The show will be up a few more days.

John Dubrow:  Recent Work
March 21, 2013-April 20, 2013
138 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Between 18th and 19th Street
Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 to 6:00