American Art Collector|June 2020
The artist, who is particularly inspired by Richard Estes and Jan Van Eyck, uses photographic references and a contemporary color palette to tell his stories through a number of symbols that reveal typically moral or political narratives.
“My initial figurative works after graduate school were religious in nature, but when I found that the works were difficult to show and sell, I gradually moved into contemporary social themes,” Grass explains. “The themes in these paintings were dark in nature, which made them interesting to paint but still hard to show and sell. I found that, by interjecting humor into my work, it was easier to get people interested in the paintings and easier to sell them. Some people have described my work as a darker version of Norman Rockwell.”
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