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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 06:07:37 PM

RibbyK: 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.


Art should be whatever you want it to be. You are never going to make everyone happy with what you do. I love this kind of work and despise other styles of forms of art. now does this mean that one kind of art is better than the other? No, except to me. Like I said before I like the technique and skill it takes to do something like this. I would love to have something like this in my house.
 
2012-06-10 06:08:32 PM
he's obviously a talented lad but technique should not overwhelm the subject.
 
2012-06-10 06:18:39 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.


This word. It's incorrect as you can't trace a photo through canvas.

It should read "sketching". Which in itself requires some pretty impressive technical skill.

Also, as a fellow performance artist, I'm curious as to what it is you do.
 
2012-06-10 06:18:47 PM
My favorite one was the one that looked like it was a photograph.

/snark aside, i really liked the table one, with the yellow muted light, the picture on the table, marble, and the candlestick. It's now my wallpaper. Nicely done.
 
2012-06-10 06:19:54 PM
Photorealisim. Less Trompe-l'œil.

Technically proficient but puny in scale and subject matter.

These paintings are to Trompe-l'œil what Phil Collins is to grand opera.
 
2012-06-10 06:31:22 PM
It's not trompe-l'œil, it's photorealism. There's a difference.

So it's just a tracing of a photograph.

This word. It's incorrect as you can't trace a photo through canvas.


No it's not, you project the image onto the canvas and trace it that way. Or, you trace it on paper and transfer to canvas that way.
 
2012-06-10 06:31:23 PM

T.M.S.: Photorealisim. Less Trompe-l'œil.

Technically proficient but puny in scale and subject matter.

These paintings are to Trompe-l'œil what Phil Collins is to grand opera.


Now that is one of my favorites. Hard to pull off but the results are spectacular when done properly.
 
2012-06-10 06:44:01 PM
I found the compositions rather trite, but my hat's off to him for his technical ability. What I wouldn't give to be able to paint glass like that!

I'm glad he's making money doing this, it's very hard to make a living as an artist.
 
2012-06-10 06:48:39 PM
Looks shopped- pixels and such....
 
2012-06-10 06:52:19 PM
yeah the guy is clearly very impressively skilled. but the paintings are still pretty uninspired and boring to me.
 
2012-06-10 06:52:47 PM

tafka: I found the compositions rather trite, but my hat's off to him for his technical ability. What I wouldn't give to be able to paint glass like that!

I'm glad he's making money doing this, it's very hard to make a living as an artist.


The real secret is to die first. Then profit. That's how all the greats did it.

/c'mon cast of Jersey Shore- we're all countin' on you for your contributions to the art world...
 
2012-06-10 06:59:36 PM
Jan van Eyck not impressed...
 
2012-06-10 07:01:38 PM
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Wow. Those are really terrible. Don't those artists even know what it looks like?
 
2012-06-10 07:07:46 PM
Fake.
 
2012-06-10 07:08:27 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: How do you paint letters out of focus? That's cool.


Theyre not out of focus letters theyre just edges, fades and transitions the viewer is the one that identifies "blurry letters".

Glad to see Dru mentioned, his classes are amazing and highly recommended.
 
2012-06-10 07:10:30 PM
It looks like the style that's always used for ray-tracing demos.
 
2012-06-10 07:17:53 PM
Most of these remind me of old Trapper Keeper covers.
 
2012-06-10 07:19:50 PM

BlueJay206: It looks like the style that's always used for ray-tracing demos.


Also this.
 
2012-06-10 07:36:46 PM

SwingDancer: 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.


I'd call these paintings photorealistic rather than Trompe-l'œil. Trompe-l'œil usually refers to optical illusions like this church ceiling. There is no dome, it's all an illusion:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-10 07:47:17 PM

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

It's pretty soulless.


you mean your pre-decided views on photo realistic art is.

You didn't even look at the composition of these, or maybe didn't look at them all because of your pre determination of the art.

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


Ah! That explains a lot.

As a detail obsessed freak, this is about as wonderful an artform as can be possible. I delight in seeing such artworks, and can spend literally hours at a time just looking at minor details.

Just because it doesn't have the same appeal to you, does not mean it lacks soul.
 
2012-06-10 07:48:49 PM

jamspoon: SwingDancer: 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.

I'd call these paintings photorealistic rather than Trompe-l'œil. Trompe-l'œil usually refers to optical illusions like this church ceiling. There is no dome, it's all an illusion:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x599]



DAAAAAAAAM
 
2012-06-10 07:49:58 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's a perfect recreation of a digitalized photograph of a painting made from a tracing of a still life photograph.


Dawg.
 
2012-06-10 08:37:15 PM

x Mogwai x: 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.

This word. It's incorrect as you can't trace a photo through canvas.

It should read "sketching". Which in itself requires some pretty impressive technical skill.

Also, as a fellow performance artist, I'm curious as to what it is you do.


you can easily trace a photograph onto canvas. jesus, have enlargers already been forgotten?

a few other pointers though

1st
the gamut of a piece of film (whethersilver/metalloids or pigments) is a bit smaller than that of oils, acrylics or graphite/charcoal
ccds even more so
cmos sensors even smaller than that.

2nd
norman rockwell

3rd
this is entireley nothing new; camera obscura was a thing used in paitning/drawing landscapes and portraits.

4th
it's not traditional trumph l'oeilel (fool the eye);

generally speaking when looking at a single "image," the outer fringes lose color, focus, and depth (setting aside stereographic effects and blind spots).
if you copy a photograph directly, whether ccd or cmos,

unless the artist had a camera/lens arrangement that i am unaware of the image will be different than that of what an eyeball does; the mechanics are different (setting aside gamut issues).


note i haven't said anything in regards to "this is/isn't art/this is good/bad," i've given an assesment of the labeling.
 
2012-06-10 09:04:57 PM
*sigh*. And I still draw hands like I'm a drunk Rob Liefeld.
 
2012-06-10 09:07:42 PM

WhippingBoy: If you can't sell it. you're not an artist.


van Gogh couldn't sell shiat until after he was dead. There's a niche market for this somewhere.
 
2012-06-10 10:48:47 PM
Thank you Subby! I spent a half hour analyzing these. The absolute genius of the shadow/light/reflection is genius!
 
2012-06-10 11:03:05 PM

RoyBatty: How long before they show up in the rightmost column as Scribol ad bait?


Heh.
"You Won't Believe These Aren't Pho..." (ellipsis sic)
Pretty much inevitable.
 
2012-06-10 11:40:13 PM

wildcardjack: 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.


This is basically how I feel about it, not that anyone cares. Seems to me photorealistic art is pointless - just take a damn photograph. It's not like photography isn't an art.

If you can paint realistically of unreal things, then that's a different story. But hyper-real marbles, glasses, strawberries...I can just kinda go look at them, ya know, cause their kinda real?
 
2012-06-11 01:02:20 AM

silvervial: wildcardjack: 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.

This is basically how I feel about it, not that anyone cares. Seems to me photorealistic art is pointless - just take a damn photograph. It's not like photography isn't an art.

If you can paint realistically of unreal things, then that's a different story. But hyper-real marbles, glasses, strawberries...I can just kinda go look at them, ya know, cause their kinda real?



Yeah, I think I feel similarly. Whatever works for the artist (and for the buyers who are happy with the art) is fine, I guess... but it sure does seem like a lot of talent and effort invested simply to achieve essentially the same end result that could have been gotten without the extra steps.
 
2012-06-11 01:24:59 AM
The guy traces from a photograph? The only difference I see is the reflections don't show the camera taking the picture.

(Hint: Computers are used to do that)

/Waste of effort
//Show me the photographs
///So he's a photographer with less interest in photography, then.
 
2012-06-11 02:11:24 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's a perfect recreation of a digitalized photograph of a painting made from a tracing of a still life photograph.


Pretty cool but to be cooler you should take a photo of the pic on your screen with a polaroid, digitize that, then have someone paint it. Then of course take a digital photo and upload it to the web.

/Yo dawg...
 
2012-06-11 05:23:38 AM
That's not trompe-l'œil, it's photo realism.
 
2012-06-11 09:01:20 AM
Yawn.

So what, what's the point?

Art is so much more that "looks like"
 
2012-06-11 10:57:59 AM
impressive skill and technique...but I find myself not giving a sh*t about the composition and subject matter. I don't seem to get any other message or meaning from these than "look how good I am at painting."

Art is not about perfection. It is about expression.

These do nothing for me.

Sorry, dude.
 
2012-06-11 12:32:30 PM
nice, subby. really incredible stuff.

AverageAmericanGuy, get your art terminology correct. It's COPYING, not tracing. He'd have to literally lay paper over the photo and directly trace it which your quote says he doesn't.

/snerk
 
2012-06-11 01:07:30 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.


imagemacros.files.wordpress.com

10/10
Seriously, you guys fell for this?
 
2012-06-11 05:04:08 PM
The initial photo realists were back in the '70s (the last gasps of the modernist era) and found a way to introduce content back into painting all the while denying that their intent was to introduce content back into painting, thus the neutral or banal subject matter. It was also a bit of a performance attitude in which an artist would attempt to do a painting in the most soulless way possible.
However it quickly became a bandwagon upon which many representational artists jumped. One good thing, it did help hasten the end of the so-called modernist era, which needed to be put out of its hipsterish misery.

--did a thesis on the subject long ago
 
2012-06-11 05:07:25 PM

Smeggy Smurf: No nudes?


GIS Hilo Chen or Jerry Ott
 
2012-06-11 05:23:05 PM
tbriggs
It was also a bit of a performance attitude in which an artist would attempt to do a painting in the most soulless way possible.

well, in that case, they nailed it.

Soulless art is an oxymoron.
 
2012-06-11 06:49:13 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.


Sure it is...why don't you take a crack at it, and post your results, Mr. Awesome? I'm sure we'd all be really impressed.

Oh, wait, I see you already have a faux-cynical shiat-wit response to that suggestion! How farking smart and original you are! It is amazing how much artistic craft and amazing wit is bestowed on you, simply by virtue of the fact that you are ugly and have a tiny penis and no life worth living.

/Threadshiatter trolls like you should be tortured to near-death in front of your parents, and then exterminated along with any children you may have spawned. Then somebody should take pictures of your mutilated corpses and turn them into awesome acrylic "still-deaths" and hang them up in your parent's living room as a reminder to them to not do any more breeding.

//Or I could just remeber that you never post anything worth reading. I hate using the ignore function, so I'll just ignore you the regular way.

///awesome pictures, great work.
 
2012-06-11 08:47:34 PM

Canned Tamales: you are ugly and have a tiny penis and no life worth living.

/Threadshiatter trolls like you should be tortured to near-death in front of your parents, and then exterminated along with any children you may have spawned. Then somebody should take pictures of your mutilated corpses and turn them into awesome acrylic "still-deaths" and hang them up in your parent's living room as a reminder to them to not do any more breeding.



Good thing you're here to brighten the mood.
 
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