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This guy! I saw this artist's work at a "bike art show", where all the art was bicycle themed, or created out of bicycles, or what-have-you. My friend Adam submitted some pieces he'd welded out of bike parts, and I was there to support him. Much of this art show was kind of boring to me, perhaps because it was not a juried show and the art wasn't all that great sometimes, or maybe because I didn't understand the significance of the photographs in some of the submissions. It was heavy on the bike and lighter on the art, we'll say.

This painting, though, blew me away. I really wanted to buy something from him, but he's already out of my price range. It didn't help that this piece is huge.

I like how he leaves most of the plywood base unpainted and incorporates it into the picture. The blush on the woman's cheek, for instance, is just a dark part of wood he left blank. Cool.

Artist's website:

Date: 2015-07-22 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like this one a lot. I particularly like the way that movement is suggested--the foreground figure's rolling lines that make the man bicycle-like, the girl's hair moving in the wind, and then the wood grain starts to feel like air, rolling over the bikers. It's a good merge of subject and material.

Date: 2015-07-23 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I also think the lines in the wood grain look like heat waves, like they're riding in a desert. Although pigeons do not exist in the desert, yet.


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