We are always seeing funny videos of cute cats playing the piano, baffling their dog companions, and wildly chasing light reflections on the wall, but it’s not often that these fuzzy little creatures are portrayed as grumpy. Until now. Based in New York, artist Aja Apa-Soura works out of her home studio to produce these vibrant paintings with a palette knife and pure, undiluted oils.
For these Grumpy Cats, thick daubs of paint cover the canvas in vibrant, textured feline portraits, some of which are blended naturally into backgrounds reminiscent of famous paintings like Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and The Scream by Edvard Munch. Even with such extremely disgruntled expressions, these cute cats will still make you laugh.
In addition to this project, Aja also explores a variety of subjects including an extensive collection of female nudes, as well as florals, urban cityscapes, abstracts, and landscapes, all of which you can check out at Sagittarius Gallery on Etsy.