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Artist Spotlight: James Huctwith

You can compare Canadian artist James Huctwith to artists from Rembrandt to gay art star Attila Richard Lukacs, but Huctwith brings his own dark melody to his portraits, tableaux, and still lifes. The mainstream art world may view his work as highly sexualized, but the audience on this website may just see that for what it is, not calculated but a means to an end. His authority with the subject matter suggests he is creating from his experience rather than as a shock tactic. Even though his dramatic canvases stage scenes of hallucinatory, murky sexual goings-on. If you happen to check out his website, blog, or Facebook page you will also see that Huctwith is quite great to look at himself, with rust-colored Byronic charms. So if you can't become a collector, you can always become a fan.

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User With Gear
15" x 22"
Oil on Plywood Panel
2011

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Winter Solstice
approx 22" x 28"
Oil on Panel
2004

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Brian Finch
16" x 16"
Oil on Canvas
2008

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This Is Helena
7" x 4"
Oil on Canvas
2013

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David Pistilli
20" x 30"
Oil on Canvas
2008

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Revenge Mechanism (triptych interior)
22" x 60" (open)
Oil on gessoed panel
2004


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White Portrait (Self-Portrait)
approx 12" x 16"
Oil on Canvas
2004

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Knock Yourself Out
15" x 22"
Oil Painting on Gouged Plywood Panel.
2009

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The Miracle Of The Bread
16" x 24"
Oil on Canvas
2012

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Monster (triptych interior)
22" x 60" (fully open)
Oil on Panel
2004

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Armwrestling
6" x 6"
Oil on Canvas
2005

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Havana (#2)
approx 28" dia
Oil on Panel
2006

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Helene
12" x 12"
Oil on Panel
2011

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Birdcatcher (tiptych interior, open)
22" x 50" (open)
Oil on plywood panel
2004

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Man With Headdress
3x4"
Oil on Wood
2007

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Nightshade

Oil on Panel
12" dia
2004

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Portrait of a Man Leaving a Hospital
15" x 22"
Oil Portrait on distressed plywood panel with mixed-media assemblage.
2009

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Father's Milk
4" x 5"
Oil on Canvas
2003

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The Dispatchment
4" x 4"
Oil on Canvas
2010

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Angel No (a)
4" x 5"
Oil on Canvas
2010
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