The Pantone Series (sometimes called Pantone People) began at the start of 2016 with several anonymous works submitted to Rochester Contemporary Art Center‘s annual 6×6 exhibition. The work was prompted by Pantone’s announcement of the Color of the Year – which, for the first time, featured two colors. Rose Quartz was used for the inspiration to paint Instagram-famous The Fat Jewish (Josh Ostrovsky) with a bottle of his infamous White Girl Rosé. The series involves putting a celebrity (mostly global, sometimes local) in front of a Pantone color chip that corresponds with something related to that person. The majority of works are painted in acrylic on masonite board and measure 6″W x 6″H. In late 2017,  production of 10 x 10″ sized pieces commenced with a commission request for a Pantone family portrait. Since then, a few larger sizes with two or more persons have been created. The series is still in progress with more to come.

UPDATE due to COVID-19 precautions: Available pieces will be at Peppermint once NYS PAUSE has been lifted. Please stay tuned for more details on that installation.