“These works feature a series of variations on a single recurring character called the Pink Man/Pink Men. They are cartoonishly rendered fleshy beings that are wide-eyed, like children, seemingly amazed by whatever befalls them; mischievously engaging in any number of contests, past-times and interactions that draw equally from art historical, television, and film references. As these uncertain narratives unfold, viewers are left unsure who or what to trust, and unsure who their protagonist is. The Pink Man paintings and drawings are built from, and so also reflect, the often incoherent, collective noise of our hyper-culture, as well as suggest a weirder world that may lie just behind it.”
Samual Weinberg is an oil painter living in Saint Paul, MN. He received his BFA from UW-Stout in 2013 and moved into a live/work space to continue painting. For the last four years, he has been developing his Pink Man Universe. Weinberg typically begins with an image from the myriad sources online. A Pink Man is inserted and matched in lighting and forms, placing him in contexts that are equally humorous and disturbing.
Weinberg’s work has been shown widely in the last five years, including most recently at Detour Gallery, Red Bank, NJ (2018, solo); Hair & Nails Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (2018, solo); Fogstand Gallery, Xincheng Township, Taiwan (2017, solo); First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2017); Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (2017); Sadie Halie Projects, Minneapolis (2016, solo); Minneapolis College of Art and Design (2016); and Thierry Goldberg Gallery, NYC, NY (2016, solo). In 2018, he published the book The Pink Man Files: Volume 3. His awards include a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant (2017) and a MCAD/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists (2015-6). Weinberg is represented by Detour Gallery in Red Bank, NJ.