NEW WORKS BY BRUCE NYGREN AND MATTHEW NYGREN
OCTOBER 28, 2016, 6 to 9 PM
The Gallery at Fox Tax is excited to announce that veteran local painter Bruce Nygren is returning for another exhibit at our gallery and bringing his son Matthew Nygren along! Opening reception will be held on October 28, 2016 from 6 to 9 pm. Don’t miss this event!
Painting full-time in Minneapolis for nearly 40 years, Bruce Nygren has spent decades making the unbelievable believable. He wows viewers with spectacular scenes, from giant ducks floating on the high seas to fully furnished houses floating over storm swept seas to giant turtles roaming the landscape with skyscrapers growing from their shells. This exhibit will showcase his newest paintings that dazzle with the same magical feel. For Nygren, imagination and curiosity about the world come together to create these fantastical pieces and transport the viewer to a wholly new world.
Although commonly described as such, Bruce does not put himself in the league of Surrealist painters. When asked to describe his paintings, he explained “I’m not a Surrealist, so no explanation is needed. The impact for me and the viewer would be diluted and polluted by some symbolic or political explanation. I simply paint what and how I like. The subject for my fantasy paintings comes from curiosity as much as from my imagination.” This curiosity has led him to a lifelong career of creating canvas worlds where the impossible is not only possible, but somehow probable.
Matthew Nygren has been creating his artwork for 14 years in Minneapolis and is honored to be showing his art slongside his father, Bruce. Similarly to his father, Matthew says life is his inspiration for his paintings.
Bruce Nygren, a 1969 MCAD graduate, lives in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis with his dog, Truman where he creates his spectacular oil paintings.