PAINTING | “Grape Ape”

Posted in painting

Finished the purple guy:
“Grape Ape” / 15” x 32” (38cm x 81cm) / oil on wood panel

Available now here, or contact me directly at jimmy@jimmydanko.com

"Grape Ape"

Edge detail

Edge detail

Detail of can

PAINTING | “Rice Krispies Retrograde”

Growing up one of my fave toys was Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe, so after talking with the collector and agreeing on what elements to include in the painting, I was stoked to bring this commission to life. “Rice Krispies Retrograde” is the latest addition to the Retrograde Series, and second designed to emulate a cereal boxtop. It features the Gundam robot MSZ-010 and the G.I. Joe figure Snake Eyes. The background is inspired by elements of a Rice Krispies box from 1973. Each panel measures 24″ x 32″ (middle panel 36″h) plus attached cutouts. The entire piece is hand-painted with oils & acrylics on hand-chiseled 3/4″ thick plywood, and archivally coated. The back is stained, varnished and includes the secret message “Friends Climb High” stenciled on oxidized steel plates (see photo). SOLD

RICE KRISPIES RETROGRADE | 3 panels - each panel measures 24" x 32" (61cm x 81cm) | oil & acrylic on wood

“Rice Krispies Retrograde”

Detail of "Rice Krispies Retrograde"

Detail of “Rice Krispies Retrograde”

Detail of Rice Krispies Retrograde

Detail of “Rice Krispies Retrograde”

Detail of Rice Krispies Retrograde

Detail of “Rice Krispies Retrograde”

Back of Rice Krispies Retrograde

“Friends Climb High” – The back of each panel is stained, varnished and includes an oxidized steel plate with part of a hidden message.

PAINTING | “Bonus Level”

Posted in painting, Wood & Steel

“Bonus Level” was created with oils on hand-chiseled plywood, and stenciled spray paint on oxidized steel. The painting consists of three sections (Atari cartridges and cropped Bonus Level middle section) held together by 1/8 inch thick steel brackets. The back is stained, varnished and includes a keyhole slot cut out of maple for immediate hanging. AVAILABLE HERE.

Bonus Level Painting

BONUS LEVEL | 17″ x 24″ (43cm x 61) | oil & acrylic on wood & steel

DANKO_BonusEdge1500

Hand-chiseled

Hand-chiseled to reveal wood texture.

DANKO_BonusPieces1500

Back of painting

The back is stained, varnished and includes a keyhole slot cut out of maple for hanging.

PAINTING | “Trix Retrograde”

The next painting in the Retrograde Series is here – “Trix Retrograde”.  Each panel measures 24″ x 32″ (middle panel 36″h) plus attached cutouts. The painting was created with acrylics & oils on hand-chiseled 3/4″ thick plywood. Archivally coated. The back is stained, varnished and includes the hidden message “Enemies To Friends” stenciled on oxidized steel plates (see photo). Cleats included for hanging. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE.

TRIX RETROGRADE | 3 panels - each panel measures 24" x 32" (61cm x 81cm) | oil & acrylic on wood

TRIX RETROGRADE | 3 panels – each panel measures 24″ x 32″ (middle panel 36″h) | oil & acrylic on wood

Detail of Trix Retrograde

Detail of stormtrooper

Detail of Trix Retrograde

Detail of Firestorm

Detail of texture

Detail of hand-chiseled texture

Detail of Trix Retrograde

Detail of Trix Rabbit

Back of Trix Retrograde

“Enemies To Friends” – The back of each panel is stained, varnished and includes an oxidized steel plate with part of a hidden message.

PAINTING | “RC Retrograde”

“RC Retrograde” is the latest piece in a group of multi-paneled paintings called the Retrograde Series. The paintings are an exploratory journey of the memories, desires, questions, sights, sounds, and tastes of my youth, and their juxtaposition against each other, and the world around me decades later. It encompasses a period of time in America that transitioned from analog to digital, and has been pervaded, for good or bad, by the ever-increasing presence of the consumer world in our daily lives. AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE.

RC RETROGRADE   |  3 panels - each panel measures 24" x 32" (61cm x 81cm)  |  oil & acrylic on wood

RC RETROGRADE | 3 panels – each panel measures 24″ x 32″ (61cm x 81cm) | oil & acrylic on wood

Detail of RC Retrograde

Detail of Cobra Soldier

Detail of RC Retrograde

Detail of Orange Soldier

Detail of RC Retrograde

Detail of Eddie Murray

Detail of Texture

Detail of hand-chiseled texture.

 

Back of RC Retrograde

The back of each panel is stained and includes an oxidized steel plate with part of a hidden message. “Here’s to fun” was one of the tag lines used by RC Cola.