These Win Zibeon paintings portray weapons.  Rifles, handguns, bayonets and Samurai swords are rendered in realistic trompe l’oeil on solid white backgrounds.  The weapons appear suspended in space, threatening and non-threatening at the same time.

            Win says, “In the F.B.I. Building, in Washington, D.C., there is a glass enclosed room containing an enormous number of weapons of every kind.  The weapons are heaped on the floor, hang from the walls and create a kind of monument to violence and craftsmanship.  Weapons have a mesmerizing visual strength.  They give the beholder an intense feeling of power and fear.  I intend the viewer to explore some of these feelings while observing my latest paintings.”

1903
U.S. Springfield Armory Model 1903
30/60 Star Barrel Military Issue
THE BATTLE OF GUADACANAL
Japanese Bayonet used in The Battle of Guadacanal 1942

SHOTGUN
Remington 16 Gauge Shotgun

JAPANESE SWORDS
Japanese Military Swords used in World War II
THE VARMINT GUN
Winchester 63 - .22 L. Rifle   
Super Speed & Super X
357 MAGNUM
Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum
38 SPECIAL
Smith & Wesson .38 Special CTG
COLT 45
Colt .45 Gold Cup SemiAutomatic

AK-47
Chinese AK-47 
Invented by Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russia 1947

M1  
U.S. Army Standard Issue


 

 

 

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