Sunday, December 12, 2010
Well, I might be stretching the bounds of Compressed Painting a little here. Andrew Hurle creates these amazing prints, digital works etc. by recombining photos and drawing with the clone tool. He addresses a range of social issues and phenomenon in his work, but my examples are all from his outstanding porn series.
The website has a lot of interesting stuff, especially digital art (naturally, the best kind of art to see on the web). I highly recommend having a browse.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
More pop-surrealism, I know. What can I say, it's like the voice of our generation or something. I get tired of it sometimes.
Michael Harrison puts a nice spin on clean Magritte-esque symbolism. He also has a big thing for birds and naked women.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Buddy Nestor has this endearingly unselfconscious attitude, and it comes through in his work. He definitely proves that it's cool to like cult and horror movies and metal music and be inspired by them if you're frank about it, and accept who you are.
I mean, just listen to this quote from his website:
"Painting in isolation on the boat, showed me the calming effect that the creative process had on my mind and body. I returned to school and received a B.A in Fine Arts.
The series I am presently working on is called, “Every Girl Goes to Hell”. All of the models I use for these portraits are very beautiful. However, when I paint them, they are very ugly."