Centerfold, 2019 , Oil on canvas, 72 x 46 inches

Nathan Ritterpusch bends the figurative plane with his provocative and seductive forms. He builds on and expands the expectations of representational painting. In his long-standing series “Old Enough to Be My Mother,” a distorted sensual surface comments on the intoxicating and ephermal nature of youth while exploring the artist's relationship to vintage men's magazines. Ritterpusch incorporates additive and reductive elements into his works as well to alter meaning and narrative through written phrases, sanding, reorientation and layering.

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