Pop Singer, 9x12 inches oil on canvas panel by Kenney Mencher (masculine wall art, original painting, gift for gay men, male portrait)

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Pop Singer, 9x12 inches oil on canvas panel by Kenney Mencher (masculine wall art, original painting, gift for gay men, male portrait)

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This male portrait of a very masculine sexy hairy man is an original painting. I mainly make art about gay bears and other types of art for the queer community.

This painting was done in the "alla prima" method. The alla prima is an Italian phrase that means 'at first attempt'. It refers to a wet-on-wet approach whereby wet paint is applied to previous layers of still-wet paint, often in a single sitting. Over the years, the technique has been adopted and adapted by artists from Van Gogh to Velázquez.

In particular I try to approach painting in several ways, I want the drawing skills, color, and anatomy to be accurate but I also try to make the compositions more interesting by avoiding a “bull’s eye” (symmetrical) composition in favor of a more exciting slightly off center or “asymmetrical” composition. I’m also attempting to work with brush work and thick and thin paint in a more stylized and calligraphic way. I want the paint to be thickest where the light is the brightest and thinner in the darker areas. The direction of the brush strokes is meant to follow and amplify the contours of the forms and make it feel more tangible.

The subject matter of most of my work is usually blatantly homoerotic or at the very least queer. I’m trying to ally with other queer and gay creators in representing people who are often marginalized by the rest of the world and make art that speaks to a community that often is silenced.

A Bit About Me

I was born in Brooklyn February of 1965. During much of my childhood I lived in Brooklyn, the Bronx, upstate NY, Sarasota, Florida and Manhattan. (Both my mother and father divorced and remarried.) The real hero of my childhood is my older brother Marc who literally changed my diapers, acted as my protector and as my role model.

I started to learn to paint and draw when I was six or seven years old and was convinced that I would be an artist from that age on.

As a teen at the High School of Art and Design I got my best training in Irwin Greenberg’s class where he taught me how to draw, oil paint and watercolor. I also attended classes at the Cooper Union and Art Students League.

My parents threw me out in my senior year of high school, so I earned my GED and worked construction on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was a rough time but my older brother and his partner Kirk rescued me by inviting me to move with them to Cincinnati, Ohio to live and study. While a college student, I worked in restaurants and painted as much as I could. After a year at the University of Cincinnati, I went back to the Bronx where I finished college at CUNY Lehman. Lehman is a fantastic college.

After completing my undergraduate studies, I lived in California and then Ohio completing my two masters’ degrees in Art History and Studio Art. After school I was lucky enough to have dual careers as an exhibiting artist and tenured professor.

In 2014 I began to work on paintings with a strong homoerotic content. Despite excellent sales and well received shows, the galleries I worked with wouldn’t show my new queer work, so I’ve been successfully working mainly directly with my collectors. This change has freed me and allowed me to focus on themes and subjects that, in the past, were rejected or resulted in censorship.

Things are going great! In 2016, after eighteen years of teaching art history and studio courses, I resigned a tenured professorship to pursue painting full time.

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Ratings and Reviews

James
Rated 5 out of 5
Great service. Delivered quickly and securely. I love it. Kenny's work is amazing.

Avions
Rated 5 out of 5


AJ
Rated 5 out of 5
Kenney’s pieces are even more amazing in person. The pictures offer a great reference but don’t do the detail of his work and brush strokes justice.

AJ
Rated 5 out of 5
Kenney produces wonderful work and was great at following up regarding shipping after the purchase

Jake
Rated 5 out of 5
Kenney never fails to impress with the quality of his work. So happy to have another beautiful piece in my collection.


13aarongreen
Rated 5 out of 5
This painting came in the mail today and it is even better in person than the image on Etsy! The well-chosen colors, interesting and perfectly constructed composition, and the great use of brush strokes to define the musculature, all indicate that this painting was made by a master artist. I would be remiss, too, if I did not also thank him for his great service, quick shipping, and all the extras he sent along with the painting, itself. Thank you!

Scott
Rated 5 out of 5
Can’t say enough about Kenney’s paintings. Beautiful images, a freedom of feeling, just great.

Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Finally got it unpacked. It would be difficult not to slip into hyperbole. A magnificent painting I am thrilled to add to my collection. Thank you so much!

Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect.

Procopio
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazingly-beautiful!!! I love love love it. Becoming a big fan of the artist. I would highly recommend him. Will be buying more if he paints more silver foxes for sure I’m very excited to own this piece.

Mitch
Rated 5 out of 5
Great communication with the artist regarding the shipping process. When the package arrived I was very impressed with the care taken - the padding shows he values the work as much as I do. Surprised with the extras he slipped in the package - a watercolor study for the diptych, a program detailing his works and history, and several notecards (that will probably end up framed as well). I’m so happy to have found Mencher’s work.


KC
Rated 5 out of 5
Another stunning piece of art from Kenney Mencher! I'd had my eye on this one for a while, so glad I finally had the chance to add it to my collection. Thank you, Kenney, for sharing your great talent with these fine works of art.

Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing texture and form in this piece x

Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic piece of art. Just love it x

Harley
Rated 5 out of 5
Painting is stunning and I love the imposto thick paint technique the artist has used to convey emotion.

iicarus
Rated 5 out of 5
I am in love with my newest acquisition. The vendor kept constant communication, and the parcel arrived meticulously packaged and delivered quickly. I will definitely be purchasing more from this store.

Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect addition to our collection. Looks great!

Vincent
Rated 5 out of 5
Looks even better in person. I appreciated having a variety of print sizes to choose from.

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