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J.P. Acuña rustles up some nostalgia in these family-album paintings

Posted by Liv Siddall,

There’s good and bad points about finding a mystery artist on Flickr. On the one hand we know absolutely nothing about the artist , but at the same time we can happily roll around in the enigma that is J.P. Acuña and his brilliant, nostalgic paintings. Primarily depicting a very particular, and familiar, type of suburban family life, Acuña gives us strange snapshots into homely, and often quite odd scenarios. The murky, better-seen-from-far-away paintings looks as if they have been copied from various old family snaps, but perhaps not the ones saved for the top of the television. These are the images that are left in boxes for generations featuring people doing relatively mundane things, with ordinary people you don’t quite recognise. Beautiful.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.