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Michael Dubina

Michael Dubina has been an acclaimed painter of the midwestern landscape for over 20 years. While known for his large scale panoramic works, his newest landscape paintings are rendered in minute, evocative and visionary detail. These jewel-like works embody at once a sense of magic realism and an expansive, romantic expressionism. The images are painted with traditional oil techniques on the inside of matchbook covers, and are floated in over-sized black frames which compliment the physicality of the painted object.

In Dubina’s work one can sense such influences as the atmospheric qualities of 19th century Tonalism, the tranquility of Luminism, and the romantic spiritualism of the Hudson River School. But instead of looking back nostalgically, Dubina brings these qualities into our time, placing his striking attempts to conjure the Sublime on the inside of common everyday restaurant matchbook covers.

Dubina’s work has been collected internationally, and can be found in such collections as:

The Nicholas Sparks Collection
Ritz Carlton Hotel Dallas, TX
Hillary R. Clinton
Estee Lauder, New York City, NY
The Federal Reserve
MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX
RR Donnelly, Chicago, IL.
Citibank, New York City, NY
Fuji Bank New York, NY
Nynex Corp. New York, NY
Monsanto Corp St. Louis, MO
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Duke University, Durham, NC
Winston Enterprises Inc. New York, NY
Carroll Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN
Price Waterhouse, Boston, MS
Illinois Solo Cup Corp. Champaign, IL.
B.P. America, Cleveland, OH
Hollister Corp. St. Louis, MO
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
McDonalds Corp. Chicago, IL
Katsumi Kanada Village of Damine, Japan



On The Cusp, 2014, 44x66, oil on beveled canvas


Full Moon, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Rain (Lone Tree), 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Last Light, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


November, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Dusk, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Rain, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Storm at Dusk, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Trees at Dusk, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Twilight, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Detail, Twilight, 2014, oil on matchbook cover


Example of framed matchbook painting - Storm at Dusk, 2014, oil on matchbook cover



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