A Love Story
Oil on panel
10 x 8 inches
“The Bachelor’s Drawer by nineteenth century Trompe L’oeil master John Haberle is by far one of the most influential works I have ever laid eyes on. I remember that upon first glimpse I was not only awestruck by the captivating demonstration of virtuosity, but also by the sentiment and candor inherent to this intimate snapshot of nineteenth century living. As a young aspiring artist, I was inspired beyond words.
It was not until many years later that I felt the confidence to pay homage to Haberle’s influential masterpiece. My 2005 work “A Bachelor’s Pad” was not only an attempt to strive to meet the technical standards of the celebrated nineteenth century master---but was also an exercise in weaving another intimate glimpse at lifestyle.
Now, 10 years later, I am elated to find the opportunity to revisit the influence of Haberle’s great masterwork for the highly-anticipated 2015 Rehs Contemporary exhibition, Sexes. It is my intention to again explore the potential of this ‘intimate snapshot’ to present a more mystery-laden landscape to be explored. I sincerely hope that the viewers will enjoy the challenge…”
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City