Major paintings

Dream State No-3 PEPinkman, Oil on canvas, 70x48 inches. 2023
Dream State No. 3

Oil on canvas
70 x 48 inches (178 x 122 cm)

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Portrait, Self-Portrait Series

Just stop talking

(from 100 Days of a Pandemic, 2021)
Mixed media on paper
14 x 11 inches (36 x 28 cm)

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PE Pinkman, in Backroom Arts, Fall 2023

PE Pinkman, a prominent conceptual painter based in New Jersey, makes captivating and thought-provoking artwork. His recent works blend bold colors with intricate details and emotional depth.

As example of one of his recent paintings, “Openings Skyscape No. 2”, is a mesmerizing oil-on-canvas composition. The canvas comes alive with vibrant hues, evoking a sense of wonder as viewers gaze upon the celestial expanse. Pinkman masterfully captures the interplay of light and shadow, inviting contemplation about the vastness of the universe and our place within it.

His self-portraiture series, aptly titled “100 Days of a Pandemic,” comprises 100 intricate drawings, each completed over a single day during the COVID-19 pandemic. These poignant and introspective artworks serve as a visual chronicle of the pandemic’s impact on our lives. Pinkman’s creative process during this period was deeply personal and reflective. Through his drawings, he captured the collective emotions, uncertainties, and resilience of humanity as we grappled with isolation, fear, and hope. The series encompasses a diverse range of subjects, from quiet domestic scenes to abstract representations of anxiety and longing.

PE Pinkman’s portfolio is a testament to his versatility and passion. Whether through abstracted expressions based on narrative concepts or through his many series of portraits/self-portraits, he leaves an indelible mark on the art scene, inviting viewers to delve deeper into their own emotions and perceptions. His work resonates with seasoned art enthusiasts and those encountering art for the first time, making him an artist to watch as he continues to evolve and inspire.

In addition to his works, PE Pinkman also wears the hat of chief visual arts curator at the Watchung Arts Center in New Jersey. Under his guidance, the center has hosted many remarkable solo exhibitions, including: “Portals, Apparitions, and Other Voices” by Mona Brody and “Step Up on a Stool to Reach the Sky” by Anne Trauben. These exhibitions explore themes of nature, the human condition, and uncertainty, reflecting Pinkman’s commitment to fostering artistic dialogue and pushing creative boundaries.