Death in Venice - Pursuit
etching and aquatint
16" x 12" 1971
Figureworks is dedicated to bringing you contemporary and 20th century fine art that explores the human form. Established artists drawing inspiration from the human figure are represented. Figureworks handles a diverse selection of figurative art incorporating the male and female nude, portraiture and narratives. Many mediums are represented including pencil, pen & ink, oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass and sculpture.
Figureworks opened in 2000 and is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, where works on this site and related figurative art may be viewed.
ON VIEW AT FIGUREWORKS THIS MONTH
Hoodoo Voodoo in pink
mixed media with vintage jewelry
11" x 10" x 3", 2019
Figureworks is pleased to offer original 20th century drawings, paintings and sculpture by prominent WPA, regional and international artists. Artwork will be continually updated as works are sold and/or catalogued. Please contact us for more information concerning pieces posted or additional pieces by listed artists.
20th CENTURY ARTIST LIST
© NOTICE: All works within this site are copyrighted and can not be used without Figureworks permission.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
Stars & Stripes
September 13 - October 27, 2019
Figureworks is pleased to open this fall season with Fedele Spadafora’s Stars & Stripes. This series of oil paintings reflect on a magical period in American television during the 1960’s and 70’s when broadcasts such as the bubbly wholesomeness of The Lawrence Welk Show (pictured) competed with provocative series exploring science fiction and changing family values. A youth during this era, Fedele notes, “When making these paintings, I asked myself this question: as the son of immigrant parents, how did I learn to be an American and the answer is television.”
This subject remains a reoccurring theme in his work and, as a realist painter, Fedele uses his classical training to capture his television subjects in a fresh palette, diverting from the saturated color screens that were becoming standards in American households at that time.
Fedele, a first generation Italian-American, was raised near Detroit. He received his BFA from Michigan State and then moved to Prague, where his work was influenced by the baroque style. Returning to the states a number of years later, he settled in NYC and continued his studies at the Art Students League, studying portraiture with Nelson Shanks and anatomy with Frank Porcu.
168 North 6th Street
Williamsburg • Brooklyn, NY 11211
Saturday, Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment
Figureworks has an impressive collective of nationally and internationally recognized figure based artists. With the gallery centrally located in Williamsburg Brooklyn, a cultural center for NYC, great attention is given to local artists. Select artists have been listed on the site with various examples of the diversity found in contemporary figurative artwork.
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST LIST
© NOTICE: All works in this site are copyrighted and can not be used without the artist's permission.