Details:

This painting depicts an elevated deck on a modern home as it peeks out from between a dense group of trees. Nick McPhail's work chronicles encounters between Los Angeles’ manufactured and natural environments.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Deck

This painting depicts an elevated deck on a modern home as it peeks out from between a dense group of trees. McPhail’s deft paint handling and brushwork imbues the image with an energetic vitality, while the composition conveys a subtly voyeuristic tone—as if it is trying to provide a glimpse into a hidden space. This painting is exemplary of the artist’s dynamic balance between abstraction and representation.

Nick McPhail's work chronicles encounters between Los Angeles’ manufactured and natural environments in a combination of impressionistic and painterly flourishes. His compositions feature mid-century architecture among tropical plants and convey the seductive yet unknowable essence of the city.

Specs:

16 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Nick McPhail

Nick McPhail’s paintings chronicle encounters between the manufactured and natural environments of Los Angeles. His compositions contrast the city’s hard-edged architecture with its lush foliage and tropical plants. McPhail employs a refined combination of painterly and impressionistic flourishes to convey the seductive yet ultimately unknowable essence of the city.

Nick McPhail:
Deck, 2021
Oil on canvas
20.0 × 16.0 inches /