Painting Process

Mads Mikkelsen Painting as Hannibal, Eat The Rude

Mads Mikkelsen Painting as Hannibal by Borbay

The AntiHero series continues with the mellifluous Hannibal, brilliantly portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen. Like many, when I heard about this series, my skepticism ran deep… that was, until I saw the acting by Mads and Hugh Dancy… all brought together beautifully by Bryan Fuller.

Dark, intelligent, haunting… the series guided my brush, resulting in a rich, fiery palette.

Here is the entire process in one minute, soundtrack courtesy of the Ambershift — check them out!

Continue Reading…

Painting Process

Con Edison Tower Painting from Gramercy Park

Con Edison Tower Painting From Gramercy Park by Borbay

It was a beautiful two days painting alongside Gramercy Park. Not only did I explore a new stylistic approach, the Mayor of Gramercy Park — Arlene Harrison said hello, I had a traffic cop flash me his nipple, a dog peed on my easel bag, another dog left me a steaming treat, and, most pleasantly, I ran into Lisa and Co for extemporaneous cocktails in the park.

The dogs (and their owner’s), it would appear, are not that into me.

Here is the entire shebang in one brief video. Soundtrack by Kuf Knotz, I’m just finishing up his album cover…

Continue Reading…

General Action

Artists And Writers Celebrity Softball Game 2014

Artists Team Again Artists Writers Softball Game

Thanks to friend and author extraordinaire, Zack O’Malley Greenburg, I joined my first Artists Writers Softball Game. 66 years in the making, the Artists’ Pollock-style splattered the Writers 14-8.

Here’s a fabulous video from Newsday — if you jump past Mort Zuckerman bashing the Artists to the :45 second mark, you’ll see me expressing myself… with a bat.

Jim Leyritz Borbay Artists Writers Softball Game

With Jim Leyritz, former Professional Baseball player and current softball home-run hitter. One of us won several World Series titles… care to guess?

Continue Reading…

Painting Process

Angelina Jolie, A Commissioned Portrait

Angelina Jolie Collage Painting Portrait by Borbay

Introducing my latest painting: a portrait of Angelina Jolie. She will be joining Mickey O’Pitt in a new collection… together in life, together in art.

Here is the entire process captured in Time Lapse… the soundtrack features the song “Coraline” — written and performed by MH the Verb, featuring Jules… my new favorite song.

Angelina Source

This was the smoldering inspiration for this painting. A deeply provocative pose, no doubt.

Continue Reading…

General Action

Michaelmania Interviews Borbay About Michael Jackson, Inc.

Michaelmania Borbay Feature Page 1

Early this Summer, Daniele Boerci from Michaelmania interviewed about the cover I painted for Michael Jackson, Inc. — Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s second book. Here is the full interview in both English and Italian. You can click on any of the images for a closer inspection.

Continue Reading…

Painting Process

Los Angeles Magazine Love

Los Angeles Magazine August Cover 2014 With Borbay Painting

Be sure to pick up the August issue of Los Angeles Magazine… you’ll find my painting of the Title Guarantee Building created from the Perch Rooftop.

Continue Reading…

General Action

July Update: I’ll Guggenheim Your Draper

Pink Guggenheim Painting aka Guggenheim 6 by Borbay

It’s Summer Time, which means Vitamin D, Antiheroes and Guggenheim #6. Here are the simmering updates… enjoy… thank you for being here.

1. 6 Down, 14 To Go

In 2009, my first painting as a professional artist was The Guggenheim. One Gugg was good, but not quite good enough — so I decided to paint the Guggenheim each year for 20 years. Here is year #6, entitled “Pink Guggenheim”.  But wait! There’s more:

Continue Reading…

Painting Process

Guggenheim #6 AKA Pink Guggenheim

Pink Guggenheim Painting aka Guggenheim 6 by Borbay

In 2009, I decided to paint the Guggenheim each year for 20 years… this is #6…

Would you like to see an entire painting come together in 90 seconds? Please enjoy… with an incredible soundtrack courtesy of musician John Haesemeyer. While I was in Chicago last week, I popped into an Italian joint to grab some food and met John over some chicken parm and vino. Imagine, an artist, and a musician… at a bar.

Continue Reading…

Painting Process

“Go Out and Get It For Yourself” A Portrait of Don Draper

Don Draper Collage Painting by Borbay

As a reformed Madison Avenue Tribeca-Based Advertising business director, I confess — I’ve imagined myself as Don Draper… sitting cross-legged in a fine suit trendy jeans, sipping Wild Turkey ginger-ale, smoking a cigarette smiling, pitching the world’s finest campaign mollifying the procurement department…

And so, here is Don Draper, my latest Antihero… in a time lapse video.

Don Draper Composition Still by Borbay

As with each of these characters, the two-part question is this — how and when to capture them? With Don, I felt a wonton pose mid-date with yet another one of his faceless ladies was it. Cool. Calm. Lucky Strike dangling with that “who, me?” look.

Continue Reading…

Painting Process

Title Guarantee Building Painted from Perch’s Los Angeles Rooftop

Title Guarantee Building LA Painting from Perch by Borbay

As magic carpet ride that is Michael Jackson, Inc. continues,  I find myself in Los Angeles. I’ve been dying to paint here, so I decided to spend a few days and find the best rooftop view in Los Angeles. Thanks to Joseph and the awesome team over at Perch, mission accomplished.

Title Guarantee Building LA Painting Process from Perch by Borbay

My plane landed at 4pm… by 6:30 I was set-up and ready to paint this gorgeous view of the Title Guarantee Building.

Continue Reading…