Ashton Gallagher (Ashton Gallagher) is an artist in Illinois. His realist art includes drawing lifelike portraits of pop culture figures, which has won praise from all quarters. On June 4th, he held his third mini portrait exhibition at the 1988 Gallery in Los Angeles, and these paintings were sold out a few hours later. The portrait of Imhotep, who is the Egyptian Prime Minister of Pharaoh Djoser and the possible architect of Djoser’s Step Pyramid, is the only portrait in stock at the time of writing. The highlights of Ashton Gallagher’s “Mini Portrait III” series are certainly universal monsters-“creatures from the Black Lake” and “invisible men”, as well as Dracula, Frankenstein and mummies.
In addition, the series also includes a painting by Professor Jones, a fictional character from Indiana Jones College. Franchise rights, and a portrait of “Jackie” played by Chadwick Boseman, a character in a 2013 American biographical sports film, 42, About baseball player Jackie Robinson. Another famous painting is “Mr.”. The fictional Japanese Okinawa karate master Miyagi in “Karate Kid” Movie series. However, all these portraits are marked as “sold out” on the website.
Gallagher said that his mother is a fan of Universal Monster, and she talked about her personal relationship and how it feels to see them in the theater. “Every time I watch them, I try to imagine what it would be like to experience these movies in her shoes. Doing so feels like overlapping generations of pop culture,” Gizmodo quoted him as saying.
He said that the creature from the Black Lagoon was his first painting in “Mini Portrait III”, a continuation of his previous exhibition, which included Dracula, Frankenstein, and Frankenstein’s bride. “I started with Frankenstein’s bride-this is a great portrait. I had a lot of fun with this painting, and soon I let Frankenstein and Dracula stay with her. Planning for 2021, I want to expand the scope,” he said.
Last year, when talking about the predecessor of his latest work “Mini Portrait II”, Gallagher said that he always listed a long list of characters he wanted to draw at the beginning, and basically painted whatever he thought of. Restricted genre. “There is no doubt that there are some in this list that I knew immediately, such as Catwoman — yes, this happened only because I wanted to draw that character. So, I started from that moment,” he told the Publication.
Then he explained that many times he would have ideas when drawing a work. Therefore, if the idea matches the series he is working on, he will continue, or save it again, adding it to the ever-growing list he describes.