Meet Randy Pender

I am a portrait and figurative painter intrigued by the classics, especially traditional portraiture and the love of ancient, but with a modernism twist. I am currently represented by Awaken Gallery. My work has been included in 3 openings at Awaken Gallery, numerous regional juried exhibits, the Gaston County Museum, and the 2023 Charlotte Shout Luminous Lane experience. I have always been intrigued by the Romanticism, Renaissance, and Classicism art movements while at the same time admiring many modern artists. I always strive for a balance between modern and classical while representing my subjects in a contemporary light. My subject matter usually and unapologetically centers on myth, classical male beauty, noblesse themes, and reinterpretation of patronage and privilege storytelling updated in contemporary styles. Much of my work explores the relationship between individuals and social hierarchy. My paintings are classically contemporary - seductive and moody. They are my version of classical beauty filtered through a dreamlike vision.

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