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Elbow Toe  Brooklyn, NY

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About Elbow

About Elbow Toe:

ELBOW-TOE is a Brooklyn, NY based artist that has been creating introspective urban art for several years. His artwork for the streets is grounded in myth, symbolism and poetry and is primarily executed in woodcut, stencil or large-scale charcoal drawings. His oeuvre is a study of human gesture as communication and he utilizes public spaces as stages for private moments. He is particularly interested in the ability of environmental forces outside his control to create a timeless quality to the work thereby allowing it to feel as if it has been memory and is part of the collective unconscious.

ELBOW-TOE’s gallery work focuses on portraiture and abstract narrative and is primarily executed in collage. These intricate collages at first glance might be mistaken for paintings given that they have a fluidity rarely seen in collages. Whilst his work has a very unique style it draws on a rich history of figurative painting and has qualities reminiscent of Freud, Bacon and Soutine.

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"Elbow Toe's collages are incredible, with a painterly, textural feel to them. In addition to these there are his paintings, linocuts, woodcuts, haikus, drawings... The fantastical dreamlike subject matter in much of his work always draws me back for another look."

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"its amazing pic i like it!"

"do you have any copies of this masterpiece?i would love to hang it in my vintage bathroom:)"

"great colors"

"I enjoy this collection very much"

"Love it.... Thank you. Sincerely, Tamara Coper-TamaraDesign, Sweden"

"Clear, bold brushstrokes. Beautifully defined planes. Sensitive gesture-rendering. Delicate detail and buttery impasto. Evocative portraits.What's not to like? Masterful and painterly."

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