Artwork & Critical Essays > Toxic Paradise Series

Before Al Gore’s academy award winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” about the detrimental effects of pollution there was Shalom Neuman’s darkly compelling, eerily prescient Surreal series Toxic Paradise. Created during the years 1984 - 1989 these large sculptural paintings depicting man’s inhumanity to planet earth are particularly relevant to today’s times in light of the new momentum gained by the ever growing Green Movement. This timely series of oil paintings on plywood were all created using found objects, artificial lighting effects and original sound tracks.

Toxic Paradise, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1989
Sculptural painting from Toxic Paradise series
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1991
$17000
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1991
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1991
$17000
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1991
$17000
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1991
$17000
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1991
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1989
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1989
$17000
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1989
$17000
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
44" H x 40" W x 4" D
1989
$7500
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
44" H x 40" W x 4" D
1989
$7500
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
61" H x 42" W x 4" D
1987
$17000
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
40" H x 44" W x 4" D
1989
$7500
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light and sound
40" H x 44" W x 4" D
1989
$7500
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman, FusionArts Museum
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light, dirt, artificial aromas and sound
12' H x 9' W x 6.5' D
2008
Toxic Paradise series, Shalom Neuman, FusionArts Museum
Oils on plywood with found objects, electric light, dirt, artificial aromas and sound
12" H x 9' W x 6.5' D
2008
Toxic Paradise Refuse Garden Installation
(performance)
Multi-sensory installation/Performance
2008