May 28, 2009Brian Rubenacker

Browsing through painter Brian Rubenacker’s work is like stepping into a storybook, all at once whimsical, slightly surreal, allegorical, humorous, and heartbreaking. Pugs with pipes, terriers in tiaras, beatnik Doxies with smirky sideways glances, and Boston terriers — oh, the Boston terriers! — thieving treats, stumbling zombie-like through a graveyard, serving afternoon tea to a Kong and a Cuz — all have their stories to tell in Rubenacker’s delightful paintings. And while his imaginative canine characters are surprising and unconventional, you get the sneaking feeling you’ve met these dogs before.

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Want more? Check out Rubenacker’s Etsy shop and blog.

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3 comments

  1. Steve’s avatar

    I’m going to say that this is some of the coolest pup art I’ve seen. I love the weimaraner in the suit.

  2. Jennifer’s avatar

    Love these! Especially the bone cake and the jet pack dog.

  3. phetched’s avatar

    Yeah, I think the dog with the jet pack flying to the hydrant is my favoritest. I love that ween with the turtleneck and the ciggy, though, too. He has so many gems in his shop. And do you know I looked at that top one several times before I ever noticed the little red ball floating in the water?

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