Fresh Harvest by Jonathan Queen

Kroger Produce Mural by Jonathan Queen

Last summer, Jonathan Queen worked with a team of ArtWorks apprentices on the creation of a photorealistic mural entitled Fresh Harvest, located on the side of Kroger HQ on Central Parkway in downtown Cincinnati.

The fruits and vegetables are painted so well that the mural looks like a huge photograph or a 17th century Dutch still life. The produce seems to be tumbling off the wall.

Kroger Produce Mural by Jonathan Queen

Kroger Produce Mural by Jonathan Queen

Kroger Produce Mural by Jonathan Queen

Stepping back to examine the whole piece, you notice that it’s located above a dumpster. A dumpster? If anything, that should be a compost bin, no?

Kroger Produce Mural by Jonathan Queen

Jonathan Queen was raised in Lexington, KY and studied art at Eastern Kentucky and the University of Cincinnati. His focus is on “toy narrative still life” and, if you’d like to know what that looks like, here’s a Cincinnati-centric example:

Point of View by Jonathan Queen

Point of View by Jonathan Queen

Check out Queen’s portfolio as well, and look for his work at the Miller Gallery, which represents him.

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