Subtly haunting paintings by Minneapolis-born, Brooklyn-based artist Nate Burbeck. Fusing everyday scenes with psychological or spiritual undertones, Burbeck draws on personal experience as well as cultural references from film, science fiction and magical realism. As he explains:
“Figures inhabit a world suspended between dreams and reality, transfixed by surreal aberrations, ethereal elements and transported states of mind. Visual components are allusionary reflections drawn from my past of growing up in an insular religious group, living in a milieu of end-times prophecies, unsettling otherwise quiet perceptions of banal Midwestern normalcy.”
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