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McBiff
Huntington Beach, California

Mcbiff is a pseudonym, obviously. He was given the name at 18 when a friend noticed an Irish-tinted resemblance to Biff from Back to the Future. The name never stuck, but he always thought it was funny. Years later, he painted an enamel piece on glass in the style of Ed Roth. It was the only piece he ever painted in that style so he used a pseudonym as the signature, and remembered the name his friend had given name. He liked the way it looked so much that he started signing everything as Mcbiff. McBiff is heavily influenced by mid 20th Century American minimalism and popular culture, which can be recognized as nostalgic and modern at the same time.

Artist and Customer Comments


McBiff 2/9/2015 | 12:01 PM

Jim Kidd, Thank you. I should really put up some newer works for sale here. A lot of my newer pieces are at galleries in Los Angeles at the moment. Please contact UGallery with any questions. I'm glad you liked the work.

jim.kidd@wyn.com 2/4/2015 | 5:36 AM

truly unique. fun. great confluence of colors. very nice work.

commentsOctopussy
R U 11/2/2013 | 8:34 PM

Yes, more smaller paintings would be nice. I'm looking forward to seeing them.

McBiff 11/2/2013 | 11:29 AM

I'm glad you like it RU. I'm sorry it is a little too expensive. This is the largest piece I have done, it took close to 3 months to complete. I will be doing some smaller scenes like this soon. I hope you come back to see them.

commentsOctopussy
R U 11/2/2013 | 10:36 AM

This is a little out of my price range, but I really like this. I like the shadows, the crazy brickwork, the dancing flames in the fireplace, but especially the vibrancy and the composition. The figures look like they usually are full of motion, but that you captured them in a rare moment of stillness. Do more like this!

McBiff 10/25/2013 | 11:51 AM

Hello!!!! So this is my first U-log post. Obviously. Well, I can either be long winded or short spoken. There usually isn't an in between, so I will take some of my own advise in my head when I read other blogs, get to the point and shut up. Thank you all for viewing my work, I'm excited to be on Ugallery. I have a mid century modern illustration feel in my work, I love doing it and it's always changing. I don't think I have found my niche' yet, it its so close I can smell it's face. Ask me any questions you like.

The Producer
by MCBIFF


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2012

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.

$2,675


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This painting was inspired by mid-century Hollywood. It is how I imagine myself back then as a producer checking out the new talent rolling into town in my private home office with nothing in it except a chair and fireplace. Since it is an empty room, I would want to invoke that uncomfortable sensation in the people I was looking at to make them feel like they are on display. I like uncomfortable moments to see how people react.

Acrylic painting

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Stretched canvas

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