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"Electronica" Historical Documentation


“Electronica” speaks to this unique moment in history when people are obsessed with their I-phones (and other electronic gadgets). Just like the rotary dial phone, huge cell phones with antennae, and 8-Track music tapes – this stage in gadgets will pass.  The paintings in the “Electronica” series reflect the use of cell phones in diverse situations such as: a bus driver about to have an collision; a camel taxi driver; students ignoring a Miro exhibit; Buddha; a couple texting while kissing; and an Egyptian labourer ordering a mail-order Russian bride.

The Electronica Series has shown in Chico, Weaverville, Red Bluff and Dunsmuir.


 

 

Electronica Series

 

   
Waiting in Dunsmuir

 

 

Waiting in Dunsmuir

Inspired by beautiful Dunsmuir in Northern California - Trains & the ever-present I-phone.

Acrylics on canvas by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson. 36 x 24 in.

 

All Seeing Buddha from the Electronica Series by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson

 

All Seeing Buddha

Everest in the background, as the all seeing Buddha snaps a shot of you on his iPhone. Because YOU are Awesome!

Acrylics on canvas by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson. 30 x 48 in.

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June

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Double Decker by Phil Dynan and Ana Nelson

Double Decker

Inspired by life in London and an incident involving a bus and all-absorbing electronic devices.

Acrylics on canvas by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson. 36 x 48 in.

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June

 

 

 

Kiss Text

Kiss Text

"kiss me"

the screen says

and so it

shall be....

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Electronica vs. Art Series of paintings by Phil Dynan

Tate Modern

Inspired by a visit to the Tate Modern and observations of the students visiting the Museum. Painted as a collaborative effort with Anastasia Nelson. Motivated by current pop culture, these students are much more interested in their texting abilities and electronic gadgets than the art in the Museum. Miro piece in the background. 36×48 canvas.

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June

Executive Decision by Ana Nelson and Phil Dynan in the Electronica series

Executive Decision

Myunghye Kim is the Creative Director at Paper Russells, llc. The iPad is one of her tools for executive decisions, as well as for exploring creative solutions and designs. In the background is a sample of her designs, and one of her favourite dogs. Larger version here

Acrylics on canvas by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson. 30 x 48 in.

Camel Texting - painting by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson 2013

Camel Texting

Inspired by a photograph by Natalia Maks and painted as a collaborative effort with Anastasia Nelson. Motivated by current pop culture, this is a common site near the Pyramids in Egypt. Arabic graffiti in the background. 36×48 canvas.

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June

 

 

A VIEWER'S COMMENT:

“You know, the painting entitled "Camel Texting" is probably my favorite - it reminds me of my time in Morocco (2006) sleeping in the Sahara Desert, only transport my faithful camel who I would have loved to have kept. Travel along with my guides when suddenly to my surprise a mobile phone rings, and a young man traditionally dressed reaches into his over-garment to reveal a mobile phone - surprise, surprise! How wonderful is that.” 


-Maria Giulietta Onyegbule

 

"Selfie" - Ana working on a new piece. Downtown Lisbon in the background as a tourist snaps her own photo.

Painting by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson

Self Portrait

Inspired by life in London and my friend Ben Lang and painted as a collaborative effort with Anastasia Nelson. Motivated by current pop culture, this is a common site around the world. Picasso "Self-Portrait" in the background. Acrylic on canvas.

*Currently in exhibit, Red Bluff, California at the Red Bluff Art Galery

   
FRED - Fucking Ridiculous Electronic Device

F.R.E.D.

This painting is a collaborative effort involving Anastasia Nelson, Natalia Maks, Maria Onyegbule, and Phil Dynan. 36×48 canvas.

This Egyptian man texts his mail-order bride on his FRED. In the background, a graffiti artist has copied "The Wedding Celebration" by Maria Onyegbule.

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June

   
Painting by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson

MOCA Mocha

Inspired by a photo of Evelina Galli by photographer Alice Poghosian, and painted as a collaborative effort with Anastasia Nelson. Motivated by current pop culture, this fashionable visitor to the LA Museum of Contemporary Art talks on the phone and sips a coffee while Matisse watches from the background. 30×48 canvas.

 

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June

   

Slave Labour - Collaborative with Banksy, Natalia Maks, Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson

SLAVE LABOUR

Collaborative painting with Natalia Maks, Banksy, Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson. Banksy's graffiti image re-painted on a wall in the Middle East is in the background as a wealthy sewing shop owner discusses stock trading with his broker.

Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches - Completed 2013

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June

   
Holy Cow

HOLY COW

This painting is a collaborative effort with Anastasia Nelson. Michael Mann is the model for the photo. 36×48 canvas.

The Mural of the "Happy California Cow" is at 445 Elm Street in Red Bluff. Locals have been extremely happy and supportive of this work, which was commissioned by Willem S. C. van Opijnen, D.D.S. Original painting by Anastasia Nelson and Phil Dynan.

*Currently in an exhibit at the Red Bluff Art Gallery, Red Bluff, CA. A new 21 x 13 foot mural is in the process of being painted in the exact location of this painting.

   
Googling by Phil Dynan and Ana Nelson

Googling

Inspired by life in London and a photo made in 1912 by Horace Warner as part of his "Spitalfields Nippers" series.

Acrylics on canvas by Phil Dynan and Anastasia Nelson. 36 x 48 in.

*Currently scheduled for an exhibit at the Siskiyou Arts Musuem, June