"Henry" by Brian McClear | Ink & Oil

“They represent different levels of immaturity in my 20’s [laughs]… As a kid growing up with an authoritarian dad, I always wanted to push against him… And so, thought one day I’m gonna stylize the chassis, I’m gonna get tattoos… I joined Black Flags. I had a $20 bill in my pocket and I walked to Hollywood Tattoo… I walk in with a Black Flag flier and said how much for a tattoo?” — Henry R.

Ink & Oil is a series of portraits in progress inspired by people and their art. Once relegated to sailors, combat veterans, and the counter culture, tattoos have become ubiquitous. Whether to commemorate a life event, to satisfy an impulse, to make a bold statement, or as a private talisman, … Read More

medium: oil on canvas
size: 30″x 40″
status: available, inquire below


Nov 1 – Nov 30, 2023
Ink & Oil | Solo Exhibition — Barnes-Franklin Gallery, TCC, Farmington, CT

Jul 14 – Jul 27
Selected Works | Solo Exhibition — Five Points Annex Gallery, CT

Mar 13 – Apr 18, 2020
Power Figures | Invitational Exhibition — Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

Dec 29 – Jan 28, 2020
Selected Works | Solo Exhibition — Tisanes, Hartford, CT

May 17 – June 29, 2019
Beyond Surface | Solo Exhibition — Artwalk, Hartford, CT

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