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In contrast to Warhol I wanted to explore the uniqueness of each can, unlabeled and unbranded, and talk openly about Warhols possible hidden connection to mysticism.
During a very brief but compelling conversation I had with Paul Laffoley , an artist who uses kabbalistic and esoteric imagery openly in his work he mentioned that Warhol’s work was really all about reincarnation and metaphysics. This had me thinking of Warhol as a kabbalist. The more I looked into his work, the more the connections started to appear. The number of cans he uses is 32. This is a very important number in Kabbalah related to what is called the “32 paths of wisdom”. I have absolutely no evidence that this was intentional but the idea is still intriguingly me. That in the pop art of Warhol reflects in some way the mystical underpinnings of the universe.

Unbranded: Warhol was a Kabbalist
Jeff Ellse Unbranded: Warhol was a Kabbalist Oil on Canvas
Reflected light 2
2017
Oil on Canvas
Jeff Ellse Unbranded: Warhol was a Kabbalist Oil on canvas
Sold DotReflected light
2017
Oil on canvas
Jeff Ellse Unbranded: Warhol was a Kabbalist Oil on canvas
Thinking about Morandi
2015
Oil on canvas
Jeff Ellse Unbranded: Warhol was a Kabbalist Oil on Canvas
Four worlds
2017
Oil on Canvas
Jeff Ellse Unbranded: Warhol was a Kabbalist Oil on Canvas
Fours worlds 2
2017
Oil on Canvas
Jeff Ellse Unbranded: Warhol was a Kabbalist Oil on canvas
Chokmah, Binah Daat
2017
Oil on canvas