‘Bubble Gum Queen’ by Paul Neberra
Artist: Paul Neberra
Title: ‘Bubble Gum Queen’
Medium: Oil on Linen
Dimensions: 9.8″ x 9.8″
Framing: Framed (Frame size: 13.6″ x 13.6″)
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: Portugal
About the Artwork:
“Watch out for the Bubble Gum Queen! Do not be deceived by her innocent and jovial appearance, as she is astute and evil as the most merciless emperor.”
I have a fascination with the monarchy and its characters, which reveal curious stories and peculiar personalities. In this context, I recreate the image of the Queen with some satire and humor, bringing certain timeliness to a representation that is already familiar to the public. – Paul Neberra
About the Artist:
Paul Neberra is an artist from Lisbon, Portugal.
Always divided between Arts and Science he decided to study Design at IADE-Creative University. In 2004, the year he gained his diploma, he begun working as illustrator for children’s magazines.
Between 2006 and 2007 he worked in a small advertising agency and after that, he found a teaching post at a Lisbon training school.
He dedicated the next 5 years teaching graphic software, always creating illustrations, mostly using a digital process. In 2013 he definitely dedicated as a whole time artist.
His pop surrealist paintings give hint to his influences with inspiration ranging from surrealist painters such as Dali and Magritte to writers like Kafka and Dostoevsky – not to mention contemporary pop culture icons like The Twilight Zone. The world he weaves can be deemed as charming with a touch of melancholy and satire. Smaller details within his pieces paint a picture of emotional complexity.