Entwined cartoon paintings by Sam Gibbons Sam Gibbons' paintings are described by Claire Oliver (Art Gallery, New York) as "fascinating renderings of cartoons perversely entwined in spasms of death and candy-colored imitations of sex". His work is a convergence of figuration and abstraction - one side of the canvas mirrors the other, creating a perfect symmetry which holds together its bursts of color and form. Sam Gibbons subverts the typical role of the cartoon, enabling its inexperience to engage in violent and sexual acts. His paintings depict a complex and beautiful representation of the human condition.