This series is at once celebratory and educational; serving as an acknowledgement of the pivotal events that emboldened the gay rights movement in the United States, while also highlighting other important figures who have contributed to LGBTQ+ visibility.
Grauer captures the likeness and the personality of an individual through the observation and documentarian approach to contemporary portraiture.
This 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. It evolved into a daily practice.
Recollections, a series that plays with the tension between memories, the "return to home", and the actual experienced past, is an idea Grauer explores through the renderings of the family unit.
CARL GRAUER PORTRAIT & FINE ART