Through the millennia, artists have used their talents to reflect the human condition surrounding them. Benton Spruance (1904 – 1967) was a pioneering lithographer whose body of work spans roughly 50 years. He regularly referenced classical myths, bible verse, and the politics of the times in works focusing on philosophy and life’s meaning. Alvaro Naddeo (born 1972) is a Brazilian artist currently working out of Los Angeles. His aesthetic focuses on waste, overconsumption, and social inequality. Alvaro regularly depicts the fantastical reuse of discarded items – objects with an inherent duality, both desirable and despicable. Two different styles, two different times, the same human struggles.
Working with art every day, it’s easy for us to take these visual gifts for granted. In this business, we understand the reasoning behind “just putting something on the wall” to brighten up a space and make it more inviting. But being passionate about what we do means delving into the people behind the art. We want to explore their body of work, and the message it brings. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of our favorite works, and encourage you to learn, enjoy, and collect. Please CLICK HERE to see Alvaro Naddeo’s website, and CLICK HERE to see the vast body of work Benton Spruance created during his lifetime.
Custom Picture Framer is proud to present T.W.I.G., our storefront gallery and exhibition space located in Keswick Village (N. Keswick Avenue between N. Easton Road & Abington Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038). We’ll be featuring national and local artists throughout the year, so be sure to check back each month to see new and exciting work from members of the creative community. Are you an artist interested in displaying your work? We’d love to offer you the opportunity to have a T.W.I.G. show! Please CLICK HERE for more information.