Ralph Pugay

Rothkos in Space

acrylic on canvas

24” x 24”

2013

 

Your Business is Your Business

acrylic on panel

24” x 18”

2010

 

Serene Sewer

acrylic on canvas

18” x 24”

2013

 

A Flow of Fondles

acrylic on canvas

12” x 9”

2013

 

Mini Interview with RALPH PUGAY:

Your childhood ambition:

I really wanted to be a telekinetic. Couldn’t find a good telekinesis program so I dinked around in community college for two years trying out different ambitions, until I took a drawing class and finally decided to commit.

Something you treasure:

My Sonicare and my new iPad.

Your worst habit:

Playing games on the iPad waaaaay too much. Also, downloading a bunch of unread e-books that are e-piling up.

The aspect of your work that’s most important to you:

The self-effacing humor. Having lived in Oregon for 10 years, I definitely fall prey to seasonal depression. Painting is a good reminder exercise for me to lighten up.

Your first job:

I worked the tickets for my local high school with some friends who were totally pocketing the revenue and buying useless crap from Hot Topic. I had so much Manic Panic, my hair started falling out.

Someone whose work you highly recommend:

Really hooked on J.F. Willumsen right now. Saw some of his work while on vacation in Florida and was awe-stricken. So radical for an artist who died in 1958.

 

See more of Ralph Pugay’s artwork here.