Thursday, 8 August 2013

New photorealist/hyperrealist artists added 06-07/13

Two months worth of artists today as I've been quite lax in posting them regularly in recent months (so 26 new ones for you, ok)?! There are a few artists featured this month that had previously 'slipped through the net' - meaning I fully intended on adding them ages ago and never got around to doing so. So apologies there to Ian Bodnaryk, Kelvin Okafor and Doug Bloodworth.
Also, some images of my two new paintings; La Trahision des Yeux and Bowl of Apples. Those of you whom are acquainted with my Facebook profile may have already seen them. But first, the artists for June and July to add to my bloglist of over 350 artists now: 'PHOTOREALISTS/HYPERREALISTS LIST'

Lorenzo Fernandez

Eric Pouillet

Ian Bodnaryk

Kelvin Okafor

Johan Scherft

Julia Randall

Francisco Cienfuegos

Doug Bloodworth

Serena Potter

Daan van Doorn

Alfonso Luque

Carol Huddleston

Arturo Samaniego

Lisa Ober

Margaret Morrison

Tom Eckert

Cristina Penescu

Michael Fitts

Aristides Ruiz

Michael James Smith

Keng Lye

David Christiaan

Paul Rousso


Ray Hare

Thomas Arvid

Friday, 2 August 2013

Bowl of Apples - acrylic on board - 16" x 12"

Bowl of apples is one of those paintings that has been lying around in my studio for a while, unfinished, awaiting further work. I recently acquired a set of Golden Open Acrylics to play with and picked this unfinished piece from the archives to test out these new paints.
I started on the apples with thin glazes of the open acrylics then moved on to the rest of the piece with a combination of thins glazes and airbrush. The result is Bowl of Apples.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

'La Trahision des Yeux' - acrylic on board - 12" x 10" - an Homage to Magritte.

In 1928-29, Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte painted his piece 'La Trahision des Images'- 'The Treachery of Images.' The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe.', French for 'This is not a pipe.'

"The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe,' I'd have been lying!" - Rene Magritte.

My painting - 'La Trahison des Yeux' (The Betrayal of the Eyes). An homage to Belgian Surrealist, Rene Magritte's 'La trahison des images' or 'The Betrayal of Images' is a commentary on how our eyes are compelled to see a photo rather than a painting or the real object when looking at realist artwork.
My aim was to create a painting that looked like it was a photograph and a real pipe, yet on closer inspection was neither. A 'trompe l'oeil' literally translated as a 'deceive the eye'. An illusion of our perception and preconceptions of imagery and art.