Monument, 36x48 inches oil on gallery stretched canvas with 2 inch gallery wrapped stretcher bars by Kenney Mencher

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This painting was featured at my show at the Lonestar Saloon in San Francisco August of 2022.

You may recognize the model for this painting who is the Instagram sensation ready_w_red.
https://www.instagram.com/ready_w_red/

I think that I was attracted to his monumentality and self possession. He is large hairy heroic male who is rejoicing in his masculinity and power. He almost reminds me of some of the classical sculptures that represent Greek heroes like Hercules. The pose also reminded me of some of the relief sculptures from Greek and Roman buildings. Especially those off of the Parthenon that show the Battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs. (I'm a bit of an art history geek so bare (bear) with me here. BTW I was a professor of art history for nearly thirty years. The figure and his anatomy also allows me to work with the paint in an almost sculptural way.

The paint is applied in thick impastos. (An Italian word for “mixture,” used to describe a painting technique wherein paint is thickly laid on a surface, so that brushstrokes or palette knife marks are visible.) I wanted the paint and the textures to feel tangible, almost like a skin.

In the studio shots you see a smaller version of the painting which is already sold (sorry). There is also a small preliminary drawing of this one available of the same subject here.

This is on gallery stretched canvas which means it is stapled on the back and the canvas wraps around the sides.

You won't need to frame this painting because the edges of the canvas are wrapped with canvas and are 2-3/8" deep (see one of the photo of the back and edge above.) The canvases themselves are a work of art and really well constructed.

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Ratings and Reviews

Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Thank you for the beautiful drawing !!!! You are a great talent and a wonderful man . God bless and many thanks !

JoeyL06
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Absolute amazing piece! I love the art and the artist. I will be definitively purchasing more art pieces.

RJ
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow. I've admired Kenney's work for a while, and decided to purchase this work as a gift for a friend. Seeing his work in person is totally different from seeing the photos online... the textures and colors are beautiful. Too bad for my friend, I'm keeping this one for myself! It was packed very very well and arrived in perfect shape. Highly recommended!

PoojiDung
Rated 5 out of 5
Another fantastic piece of art from Mr. Mencher. Speedy shipping and well packaged. Thanks!


Rodolfo
Rated 5 out of 5
I have admired this artist work for quite some time now and always wanted to acquire one of his pieces. I was lucky enough to find this one available and the seller was extremely helpful throughout the whole transaction. Upon receiving this item I was beyond astonished at the care given to how the item was shipped. Talk about professionalism to a T!!! I looked at this piece through strong light and very strong magnification and needless to say, I was totally overwhelmed by just the sheer technique and artistry of his work! My Lord, what an amazing talent he possesses!!! I’ll be purchasing many more items from him as soon as I possibly can. This is definitely going to be A focal point in my vast art collection!!! Beyond over the moon thrilled!!!

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