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Gage Opdenbrouw / national

Born and raised in San Jose CA, I’m a traditionally trained painter who has been showing his work nationally for 20 years and also a teacher of drawing and painting.

Presentation

Born and raised in San Jose CA, I’m a traditionally trained painter who has been showing his work nationally for 20 years and also a teacher of drawing and painting.

Biography

Born and raised in San Jose CA, I’m a traditionally trained painter who has been showing his work nationally for 20 years and also a teacher of drawing and painting.

A deep thematic thread runs through all of my work, it’s a ‘vanitas’ sort of message, to take the time to be present, to notice the magic of noticing, the richness of what’s right in front of us. I think that there is something radical in making work that is intimate in scale and quiet in its content and its aims–it strikes me as a tonic, an antidote, for our times, which are increasingly dehumanized, and in which people are living lives that are increasingly disembodied, mediated by a screen, and constantly stimulated. My art is about connecting with this world, this moment, as it is, as deeply as possible.

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