Painting Process

Serena Williams Collage Painting by Borbay

Serena Williams Collage Painting by Borbay

This 30″X30″ Acrylic and Collage Painting on Canvas of Serena Williams will be auctioned to benefit the Serena Williams Fund in South Beach this Friday.

Here’s how the painting came together, soundtrack courtesy of MH the Verb‘s recent album — The Balloon Guide. And now for a photographic breakdown of the process.

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Thinking Out Loud

Cyber Monday is Not An Art Thang

James Gandolfini Tony Soprano Collage Painting by Borbay

Brilliant retailers created Black Friday in the early 2000’s — the idea? Offer ridiculous sales to generate a frenzy of opportunistic buyers. On Thursday you give thanks. On Friday, you beat up your neighbor for cheap Spanx… and a flatscreen. Not to be outdone by it’s food court counterparts, in 2005 the online retailers said, “Have your Black Friday, we’ll offer Cyber Monday with better deals and free delivery.”

And on goes this thing we call Capitalism. But what about Art? Where does it fit into the prism of holiday deals? Nowhere. That’s where.

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Painting Process

Mindscape, Cubic Abstraction on Canvas

Mindscape Painting by Borbay 2014

Have you ever seen an abstract painting and wondered what the hell the artist was thinking? Well, here are my thoughts on the process of abstract painting. The title of this piece is “Mindscape” — but I’ll get into that later. It’s 20″X20″, Acrylic on Canvas.

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Painting Process

Borbay Paints The Boss — Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen Collage Painting by Borbay

Bruce Springsteen. The Boss. 48″X48″ of collage and paint capturing a living icon. Reflected in his glasses… younger versions of himself. In the jacket? A visual representation of his inspirations, ideals and important places. Just as many songs make an album, many words and images make a portrait.

Check the entire process in two minutes… the track Runnin’ courtesy of Kuf Knotz.
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Painting Process

October Studio Update: Borbay Paints Pepsi, Buscemi

Central Park South Painting by Borbay

It’s been an intense October. As the paint flies and the leaves color, crisp and fall — here’s what’s happening in my world… and beyond.

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Painting Process

Long Island City Pepsi Sign Painting by Borbay

Pepsi Sign Long Island City Painting by Borbay

I’m delighted to present my latest commissioned painting: The Long Island City Pepsi Cola Sign.

Here is the entire process in two minutes with a gorgeous soundtrack entitled “Celestial Aurora Rose” courtesy of new collectors and music writers Katinka Locascio and Nelson Downend… produced by, Nelson and Ahmed Mahmoud.

Pepsi Sign Painting Source Image by Borbay

This was the source image… however, this exact view does not exist.

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General Action

Fan Photoshops Borbay’s Nucky in the Louvre With Jay Z and Beyonce

JayZ Beyonce Borbay Photoshop in Louvre

This afternoon, I was brunching with the ladies when I noticed this post on Instagram. If you didn’t hear, Jay Z and Beyoncé famously (and privately) toured the Louvre last week, and were photographed in front of the Mona Lisa. Thanks to a fine Photoshop job, my recently completed Nucky Thompson was framed and boom — meta. To answer many hot questions in one shot — Hip Hop’s Royal Couple did not acquire Nucky…

Someone else, however… did. Viva la’Internets.

Steve Buscemi Nucky Thompson Painting by Borbay

You can’t be half a gangster. Oh, and I have painted Jay Z.

Painting Process

A Portrait of Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson

Steve Buscemi Nucky Thompson Collage Painting by Borbay

“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story kid” — Enoch Malachi Thompson.

From the day Steve Buscemi strolled into my life, holding a radio station hostage… he quickly became one of my favorites. Whether he was ensuring the product was copacetic in Kings of New York, pulling unwarranted hits in The Soporanos, playing records in his Ghost World garage… gold. And along comes Boardwalk Empire…

Nucky Thompson Source Image by BorbayChoosing the right source image was critical… it was a decision I made with a little lot of help from my friends.

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General Action

August Update: Brad, Angelina, Mads, New Style

Title Guarantee Building LA Painting from Perch by Borbay

Fall is around the corner, and there is much to report! So, relax, grab a coffee, splash in some Buca’ and enjoy.

1. LA Mag Prints Perch Painting

My Hollywood hightail has been inked… by Los Angeles Magazine. This Perch Painting placement was the icing on an already delicious cake. In a former life, I met with Cameron Diaz at CAA to discuss a project… the experience inspired this. Big changes in life and style. Any suggestions for my next LA-infused work? Speaking of:

  • Friend and Collaborator Jeremy Penn’s show is tearing-up Hollywood

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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!

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