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Bruce White, aka the “Velvet Geek,” is a black velvet painter who has been championing the medium since 2009. Working with velvet gives his paintings a degree of visual contrast that cannot be replicated on any other surface, as the velvet acts like an ultra-black, trapping light and reflecting very little, allowing colors to jump off the surface. The medium has a long legacy from the 80s, and White uses it to channel his nerdy admiration for many of pop culture’s most iconic characters, from superheroes to superstars, comedians and wrestlers, Star Wars and Star Trek. His work has been exhibited in group shows at Gallery1988, Mondo Gallery, Spoke Art, Shades of Grey, Wootini, Gauntlet Gallery, and Hero Complex Gallery, in addition to four solo shows at Gallery1988, while his journey has led him to work with Adult Swim, Funny or Die, HBO, FX, Comedy Central, Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema.

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