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"Grace, Too" by Jeff Bartels

SKU 50-903
Original price $350.00 - Original price $10,000.00
Original price
$350.00 - $10,000.00
Current price $10,000.00


"I come from downtown, born ready for you Armed with will and determination, and grace, too". Canadian artist Jeff Bartels masterfully re-imagines the fictional downtown world as presented in the song Grace, Too from the 1994 album Day For Night. Bartels' style is referred to as Hyper-Surrealism because of the extreme realism mixed with dream like qualities - a kindred spirit to Gord Downie's unique songwriting style. Bathed in the neon glow of an urban landscape, the scene of a "fabulously rich" man inviting "a total pro" into his car under the shadow of a massive old school stereo system magically draws us in to the poetic universe of The Tragically Hip. Everything from the building architecture to the street car seems to make this oddly familiar place uniquely Canadian in much the same way as the cultural references in the lyrics makes The Hip's songs uniquely Canadian. The only thing missing here is a white rabbit running out of a Tim Horton's with an alarm clock and a double-double.


 Limited Edition Print


Oil on Linen

Moab Entrada Rag Bright


40” W x 30” H

Unframed: 24" x 30.25" Framed: 33" x 39.25"


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Canadian artist Jeff Bartels seamlessly combines elements of Hyperrealism with aspects of Surrealism to create strange and compelling works of art. His highly detailed oil paintings have evolved over the years into this unique combination of seemingly contradictory styles. His work is sometimes referred to as Hyper-Surrealism because of the extreme realism mixed with dream like qualities. Jeff’s work has been featured in galleries and museums all over the world including Canada, Europe and South Korea.

Jeff’s newest series of paintings explores the Post Truth phenomena we live in by blurring the lines between what is real and what is not. Named “Alternative Artifacts”, each oil painting features a meticulously detailed, hyperreal object from the past that never actually existed. The series is meant to stretch and bend the truth about our past in order to bring a focus on the deceptions going on today.

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