Allison Schulnik’s gravity-defying oil paintings and mesmerizing claymation video for Grizzly Bear’s “Ready, Able” show she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty in the name of art.
Impressively, the LA-based painter had to switch to metal-reinforced linen when the sheer weight of her works’ mounds of oil pigment proved too hefty for traditional canvas. Favoring storylines about noble-hearted wanderers and adopted strays, she fleshes out her subjects’ inner lives with paint, putty, tenderness, and divine excess.
White Possum, glazed porcelain
Still from Forest video
Stills from the “Ready, Able” video
White Flowers #2
Hobo with Bird
Home for Hobo limited-edition book
Raku Racoon glazed porcelain