Carl Grauer

Two Hour Portraits™ 2013-present

An example of Carl Grauer's approach to portraiture is a series called Two Hour Portraits™. In this series, Carl paints subjects in a set amount of time. This practice focuses on mindful strokes laid with purpose and with energy.

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Portraits 

Grauer explores the construction of identity and how to capture a likeness and the personality of an individual through the observation and documentarian approach to contemporary portraiture. 

If you have interest in commissioning a portrait, please send an inquiry to info@carlgrauer.com. It is a lovely way to commemorate a special time of your life, which can be enjoyed for a lifetime and to pass along to future generations. 

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The OZ Altarpieces 2017

We all are searching for love, wisdom, courage and our place in the world. The Wizard of OZ tells us all these desires can be found within us. 

The Oz Altarpiece is the first in a series that explores The Wizard of OZ as a beloved American fairytale.

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Lost & Found 2017

The Lost & Found series began when Grauer took notice of the everyday objects that surrounded him. One by one, he set them down on an old matte board and arrange simple settings to paint from life.

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Recollections 2012-2016

Recollections, a series that plays with the tension between memories, the "return to home", and the actual experienced past, is an idea Carl explores through the renderings of the family unit.

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Organa Æternum 2015

Organa Æternum is a series born out of the merger between traditional still life painting and medical illustration. Grauer uses a plastic mid-century anatomical model as his chosen subject to arrange and set in scenes. 

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CARL GRAUER  PORTRAIT & FINE ART

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