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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 20
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2012-06-10 05:30:56 PM
3 votes:
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 05:25:17 PM
2 votes:
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.
2012-06-11 10:57:59 AM
1 votes:
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 05:23:38 AM
1 votes:
That's not trompe-l'œil, it's photo realism.
2012-06-11 01:02:20 AM
1 votes:

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.
2012-06-10 07:36:46 PM
1 votes:

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:

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2012-06-10 07:10:30 PM
1 votes:
It looks like the style that's always used for ray-tracing demos.
2012-06-10 07:08:27 PM
1 votes:

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 06:08:32 PM
1 votes:
he's obviously a talented lad but technique should not overwhelm the subject.
2012-06-10 06:07:37 PM
1 votes:

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 06:01:45 PM
1 votes:

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 05:51:59 PM
1 votes:
Seems like a lot of work to make something look almost as good as a photograph.
2012-06-10 05:37:23 PM
1 votes:

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.


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2012-06-10 05:33:37 PM
1 votes:
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 05:27:00 PM
1 votes:

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 05:22:49 PM
1 votes:

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 05:19:48 PM
1 votes:
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 05:16:30 PM
1 votes:
How long before they show up in the rightmost column as Scribol ad bait?
2012-06-10 05:08:49 PM
1 votes:
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 05:07:16 PM
1 votes:
No nudes?
 
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