Coleman’s portraits create complete biographies by surrounding their subjects with interweavings of minuscule images and explanatory text. Artist and viewer embark on exploratory excavations of the subject’s life through the painting. Coleman’s jewel-box approach means that one experiences the paintings afresh at each viewing, uncovering ever more details and nuances that were previously undetected.

An admirer of Northern artists such as Bosch, Brueghel and Grunewald, Coleman employs the same attention to detail and delicate sense of scale, utilizing dual and single haired brushes in conjunction with magnifying lenses to create his refined masterpieces. Like those artists, Coleman also displays a propensity for the gruesome and grisly and often attempts to both dissect and glorify the terrible in many of his paintings, unmasking with brutal honesty the truth of human nature.

A comprehensive list of every Joe Coleman painting since 1978.
If you own a painting that we do not have here, please contact us.

Contact Andrew Edlin Gallery if you are interested in becoming a collector.

Captain Beefheart

Acrylic on artist board and painted frame
24.25 x 21.5 inches

Memoirs of a Sideshow Geek

Acrylic on panel in painted frame
17.5 x 14.5 inches

A Toast to Old Cemetery

Acrylic on found panel
8.125 x 6.125 inches

A Mother and Two Children

Acrylic on found triptych
Overall (open): 4.5 x 6 inches
Overall (closed): 4.5 x 3 inches

Love Letter to a Coney Island Dark Ride

Acrylic on found triptych
Overall (open): 5.25 x 6.375 inches
Overall (closed): 5.25 x 3.1 inches

The Triumph of Burlesque in the Age of Sodom and Gomorrah

acrylic on found panel
7.125 x 5.125 inches.

Pathological Firestarter

Acrylic on found triptych
Overall (open): 4.75 x 8 inches
Overall (closed): 4.75 x 3.75 inches

Beware the Double 'O'

Acrylic on found diptych
Overall (open): 3.5 x 5.5 inches
Overall (closed): 3.5 x 2.5 inches

Liz Renay

Acrylic on found triptych
4.7 x 3.1 inches

Pandora’s Box

Acrylic on found triptych
Overall (open): 8.375 x 10.375 inches
Overall (closed): 8.375 x 5.125 inches

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