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Natalie Featherston, U.S., “Fight Like a Girl,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.

For “Mondo Tondo” at Arcadia Contemporary, 52 acclaimed realist painters from around the world were challenged to “think outside the box” when they were presented with a 24-inch round Tondo panel on which to create an original one-of-a-kind work.

The results must be seen to be believed.

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Brad Kunkle, U.S., “If You Only Knew,” oil and gold leaf on panel, round 24 in.

From the gallery:
We didn’t want to have an exhibition that we thought might have been done before and we thought of the concept of “circular works,” which is a format that most of the artists we communicated with had never worked in before.

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Toni Hamel, Canada, “’Twas a Lovely Day – A Groundskeeper’s Tale,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.

Instead of having a theme, which is common among group exhibitions, we wanted to allow
the artists to depict whatever they wanted but in a challenging format, hence the
circular panel. We were very fortunate to align with Artefex, the company that manufactures amazing aluminum artist panels, and they agreed, at no expense to the artists, to supply the panels to our artists.

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Renato Muccillo, Canada, “Arise,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.

These artists, all selected by Arcadia Contemporary for their skill and, more importantly, their signature style, have sent works from as far away as New Zealand and Taiwan and have created some of the most amazing and unusual paintings for this show.

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Chan-Peng Lo, Taiwan, “Eve’s Garden,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.
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John Brosio, U.S., “Night Hunt,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.
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George Ayers, U.S., “Whirly,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.
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Ben Ashton, England, “To Our Glorious Future,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.
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Casey Childs, U.S., “The Exile of Psyche,” oil on aluminum panel, round 24 in.

“Mondo Tondo” is on view at Arcadia Contemporary (Pasadena, California) March 16–30, 2019.


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