Waning (Batman)

Brian Donnelly

    • 18 X 24 inches
    • © 2015
    • Oil, Turpentine, and Hand-Sanitizer on Canvas
    • Framed to 21 X 27 inches 
  • Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). Originally named "the Bat-Man," the character is also referred to by such epithets as "the Caped Crusader, "the Dark Knight," and "the World's Greatest Detective."

    Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, an American billionaire, business magnate, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with a sense of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his butler Alfred Pennyworth, his crime-fighting partner Robin, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl.

  • Brian Donnelly’s portraiture deconstructs the dialogue between the audience and objects by experimenting with the fragile nature of artwork.  Faces deteriorate, separate, and occasionally combust in his work, redefining it as transitional rather than perpetual.  Presenting fading memories instead of permanent effigies Donnelly draws a parallel between the fragility of artwork and the ephemeral nature of ourselves.

  • This piece will be on exhibit through July 3, 2015 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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