Recent MICA graduate Brooks Kossover has found success by painting oil portraits of popular musicians, a rich tradition in post-sixties American painting. We enjoyed taking a look at these and thought about a few we’d like to commission – doesn’t Kanye West seem perfect for a large oil portrait above the mantle?
If you want fun paintings of your favorite musicians but don’t want to spend the money on an original work – the innovative company Pixelist lets people submit Instagram photos which it then turns into oil paintings.
All photographs are courtesy of Tedd Henn.
Brooks is originally from North Carolina. He shares a studio at the noted Copycat Warehouse with some aspiring musicians.