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Slideshow: Painter Brin Levinson

OPB | April 24, 2012 5 p.m. | Updated: July 17, 2012 12:59 a.m.

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Portland artist Brin Levinson takes his digital camera with him almost everywhere he goes. He never knows when he might see an object, image or viewpoint that would make a good idea for one of his paintings.

Levinson’s work, which seems inspired both by industrial architecture and a curious sense of nostalgia, transports viewers to a hyper-realistic world where wild creatures appear in familiar urban surroundings.

“I love painting nature and I love painting cities, and I think the two next to each other create a really great contrast,” explains Levinson. “It’s much more interesting combined than each element on its own.”

To learn more about Brin Levinson, tune in to Oregon Art Beat on Thursday, April 26 at 8 pm.

 

Go See It!

“Tridacna” — Works by Brin Levinson, Miguel Gonzalez & Brooke Weston

  • First Thursday Opening: May 3, 5-11 pm & showing through May
  • Graeter Gallery, 131 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland
  • Visit website

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