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Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf

The Noble Swarm

The Noble Swarm

In The Noble Swarm, Padilla Jargstorf presents his unique artistic universe. Step into the Swarm family portrait gallery and meet the motley crew of characters that make up this very idiosyncratic and fabulously drawn dynasty. 

Padilla Jargstorf’s ever evolving masterful technique is very much on display here; where early experiments in illustration see that same outstanding draughtsmanship applied to canvas. It is thus that he presents his very first oil on canvas works alongside a series of seventeen illustrations, which succeed in capturing the incredibly textured results, previously achieved by means of watercolour and graphite pencil, working with oil alone on the canvas. The result is a joyous celebration of the art of drawing and colour.


Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf



Represented by Molina Contemporary

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  • A Four Seasons Pangolin

  • A Hot Beluga Dolphin

  • A Pythagorean Anteater

  • Birthday Rhino Running Late

  • Chalcosoma Atlas Climbing a Gentoo Penguin

  • Coiling Lemur

  • Fan Bird

  • Ferreting a.k.a. The Patriarch

  • Fleur de Lis Dodo

  • Flirty Stripy Swordfish

  • Jacob

  • Narcissus

  • O Captain! My Captain! Hooonk!

  • Screw Shell

  • Singing Seahorse

  • The Holy Capercaillie

  • The Imperial Manatee

  • The Star

  • The Tarsier is finally back in power

  • We Are a Happy Family