Portfolio > Actual Size Series

Actual Size makes evident issues of scale that arise in the viewer's experience with reproductions of art online. Actual Size features miniature paintings as small as 1 x 2 inches, plus one monumental scale work.

The flat-screen, acrylic on masonite paintings take as their subject the situation of a camel and horse in the desert, iconic subjects in a mythic place. Using densely layered imagery in a flattened perspective, the paintings reference everything from classic Spaghetti westerns, biblical stories, roadrunner cartoons, old master paintings, sex, paranoia, and the political climate of the new millennia.

Keith Sklar artist "Detail" miniature painting from "Actual size" series, acrylic paint on masonite panel
Acrylic on panel
4"h x 7"w
2004
Keith Sklar artist "Desguises are shed" miniature painting from "Actual size" series, acrylic paint on panel
Acrylic on panel
4"h x 8"w
2004
Keith Sklar artist painting miniature "Camel Call Horse onto the carpet" from "actual size" series, acrylic paint on panel, detail
Acrylic on panel
4"h x 14"w
2004
Keith Sklar artist "Night Vision" miniature painting from "Actual size" series, acrylic paint on panel
Acrylic on panel
3"h x 11"w
2004