Artist Kim Alsbrooks recreates historical oil portraits on used cans

Kim Alsbrooks is a Philadelphia-based artist. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1961, and lived briefly in Philadelphia during the 1990s. Kim Alsbrooks has become instantly recognizable with her historic fine oil paintings on crumpled trash and used cans. From Art Basel in Miami and galleries around the United States, with features in Huffington Post Arts, Art Nerd and Hi Fructose, Kim has become a highly collectible contemporary artist. Alsbrooks creates miniature portraits by creating an oval shape that is coated with gesso on trash. Then, she draws the image on the gesso in graphite and paints it in oils before varnishing it. AMAZING!

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