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(Daily Mail)   The most amazing trompe-l'œil acrylic paintings you'll see this...hell, maybe this lifetime   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 91
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2012-06-10 05:07:16 PM  
No nudes?
 
2012-06-10 05:08:49 PM  
He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.
 
2012-06-10 05:09:03 PM  
unsure what trompe-l'œil was, i decided to take a look, and said, ok nice photographs where is his acrylic work. OMFG. If I hadnt read the article i would swear its all photo.
 
2012-06-10 05:09:58 PM  
Simply amazing.....
 
2012-06-10 05:11:14 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.


Still impressive to me whether he traces or not. Getting the colors to look like that is still talent. I can't even draw a farking stick figure so I'm easy to impress.
 
2012-06-10 05:12:23 PM  
It would have been nice if they (the Daily Fail) had taken a few pictures at oblique angles.
 
2012-06-10 05:12:56 PM  
I'm kinda impressed that they're acrylic vs. oil. Acrylic is not as fluid and the colors aren't that vibrant unless you shell out money for the GOOD stuff.

These are pretty accomplished works. Not my cup of tea, but accomplished all the same.
 
2012-06-10 05:13:25 PM  
It's not Garfunkel

Although there are some troubled waters pictured
 
2012-06-10 05:13:58 PM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: Not my cup of tea, but accomplished all the same.


It's pretty soulless.
 
2012-06-10 05:16:30 PM  
How long before they show up in the rightmost column as Scribol ad bait?
 
2012-06-10 05:17:13 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Penis went there.
 
2012-06-10 05:17:13 PM  
"I like your paintings Marge... they look like the things they look like." - Homer
 
2012-06-10 05:18:12 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Mawson of the Antarctic: Not my cup of tea, but accomplished all the same.

It's pretty soulless.


It insists upon itself.
 
2012-06-10 05:19:08 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Mawson of the Antarctic: Not my cup of tea, but accomplished all the same.

It's pretty soulless.


this is more of a technical art. Appreciating the technique and skill of the artist. I really like this kind of stuff. But yeah it is not for everyone.
 
2012-06-10 05:19:26 PM  
"Motreal"?

I see errors like this more and more.

Useless 'journalists'.
Proofreading a lost art?
 
2012-06-10 05:19:48 PM  
It's pretty soulless imo cause I have no farking idea what I'm talking about so I just throw out the word "soulless"
 
2012-06-10 05:20:32 PM  

MoronLessOff: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 640x425]

Penis went there.


Why is it when I see a piece of art who's subject matter is a piece of art it feels like it does when I'm bopping the wife while watching porn?
 
2012-06-10 05:21:57 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Mawson of the Antarctic: Not my cup of tea, but accomplished all the same.

It's pretty soulless.


Actually, as compositions many of them are good. But I'm thinking "Printed on Kodak Endura Metallic paper from a camera" good, not "artistically inspired" good.

If this guy would do a few fantasy scenes he could pay for a new house.
 
2012-06-10 05:22:49 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.


All artists use reference material. It's not "cheating" as people who haven't got a clue how art works would tell you.
 
2012-06-10 05:23:24 PM  
Ctr+C Ctrl+V is an art now?

/I admit the artistic value of his photography, but not his paintings.
 
2012-06-10 05:24:52 PM  
 
2012-06-10 05:25:17 PM  
I think the real trick with some of these is painting with depth of field. You just don't see that with a lot of traditionally painted works. It's easy to do with digital works. Just paint your background in focus, on a separate layer, and then run a blur filter on it.

There is no blur filter with paint.
 
2012-06-10 05:26:38 PM  
Technique wise, that's amazing.

But I wouldn't buy any of it or hang it in my house.

/spent a small fortune yesterday getting a custom frame for an HR Giger litho
 
2012-06-10 05:27:00 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.


I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.
 
2012-06-10 05:28:40 PM  
If you can't sell it. you're not an artist.
 
2012-06-10 05:29:47 PM  

DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.


My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.
 
2012-06-10 05:30:22 PM  
lotsa glazing going on. . .
 
2012-06-10 05:30:56 PM  
Musician... not an artist. So... lemme ask the artists here...

This reminds me of the band RUSH. It's... like... yeah, those dudes can f-ing play, but I really don't want to listen to this. Am in the ballpark of how "artists" feel about this kind of work?
 
2012-06-10 05:32:39 PM  
This style of painting is called photo realism
 
2012-06-10 05:32:40 PM  

alfuso: lotsa glazing going on. . .


fap?
 
2012-06-10 05:33:20 PM  
TROMPE OVERRIDE

/real men use watercolors
 
2012-06-10 05:33:37 PM  
The only one I really liked was the self portrait, since it was a direct reference to an M.C.Escher portrait (though he was a little too on-the-nose by including an Escher book. It would have worked better if he trusted the audience to catch the reference). As for everything else, it's skillful, but it doesn't say anything to me.

With his talent for photorealism, why does he limit himself to things that can actually be photographed? It'd be awesome if he really took the Escher route and painted things that are impossible while still making them seem like a photograph. It wouldn't be replicating Escher, but taking his work as a point of departure for original ideas.
 
2012-06-10 05:34:00 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.

My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.


Whacking off in front of your mom doesn't count
 
2012-06-10 05:34:49 PM  

Ringshadow: Technique wise, that's amazing.

But I wouldn't buy any of it or hang it in my house.


Till he does a picture of Dogs Playing Pool i'm not impressed.
/actually impressed
 
2012-06-10 05:37:23 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.


i105.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-10 05:40:03 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.

My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.


Glory hole in a Walmart bathroom?
 
2012-06-10 05:41:27 PM  

DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.

My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.

Glory hole in a Walmart bathroom?


No. That seems to be something you already understand.
 
2012-06-10 05:46:30 PM  
Dru Blair is not impressed.
 
2012-06-10 05:46:37 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.

My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.


I don't think you can call posting on Fark art.
 
2012-06-10 05:48:06 PM  
How do you paint letters out of focus? That's cool.
 
2012-06-10 05:51:59 PM  
Seems like a lot of work to make something look almost as good as a photograph.
 
2012-06-10 05:52:01 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.


Let's see you produce the same quality.
 
2012-06-10 05:54:07 PM  

Lipspinach: AverageAmericanGuy: DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.

My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.

I don't think you can call posting on Fark art.


manboobz.files.wordpress.com

WTF did you just say?!
 
2012-06-10 05:54:30 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.

My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.


So you shiat in department store aisles and the unfortunate employees have to clean it up?
 
2012-06-10 05:57:28 PM  

Mystery Vortex: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

Let's see you produce the same quality.


Is that the bar for criticism now?

Anyway, here you go:

i.dailymail.co.uk

It's a perfect recreation of a digitalized photograph of a painting made from a tracing of a still life photograph.
 
2012-06-10 05:59:21 PM  
This sort of art reminds me of coding in assembly language. Sure, you can go through all the trouble and impress folks for a few minutes, but why not accomplish the same task in an easier, higher-level language? If the acrylic looks just like a photo, then just take the photo and make a high-quality print.

Art should be a pleasant abstraction or imitate life with all the boring parts removed.
 
2012-06-10 06:01:45 PM  

brainitch: This style of painting is called photo realism


Yep, and while it's impressive technically, that's about the depth of it for me, impressive in the way that Rain Man counting cards is impressive. Congratulations, contemporary photorealist painter, you're a human inkjet printer. The original photorealists were at least challenging abstraction and commenting on technology and the mediation of images, but they moved on to other things because the point was pretty well exhausted by the '80s. Good on this guy if he's making a living at it, because I don't begrudge somebody making money doing something they love, but there's not a lot to be gotten out of them. Take away the fact that they're painted and they look like typical photography student assignments.

Subby, I'm glad you're not so jaded as I am and that these paintings can delight you, but don't limit yourself by thinking that these are the pinnacle of "amazing" that you will see in your lifetime. You can Google "photorealism" and see a lot of other equally "amazing" photorealistic paintings.
 
2012-06-10 06:04:34 PM  
That is amazing. And holy crap that must be complicated and time consuming. And actually the fact that they're so incredibly accurate creates kind of a catch 22. You hang those up people are just going to assume they're photos and not be that impressed. Why spend so much time and effort on something only to make it so incredibly good that no one ever notices?
 
2012-06-10 06:05:41 PM  

Lipspinach: AverageAmericanGuy: DocFarker: AverageAmericanGuy: He first photographs his still life compositions, before drawing them on to canvas with pencil then painstakingly recreating the images

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

I would like to see some of your work as I'm sure it will make his look like graphiti in a walmart bathroom.

My art is actually performance-based and invites interaction with the audience. You wouldn't understand it, I'm sure.

I don't think you can call posting on Fark art.


Not even if you're Pocket Ninja? :-(
 
2012-06-10 06:06:37 PM  
www.progarchives.com
 
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