The Adventures of Flatman

I have been looking at a TON of art in the last couple of weeks by artists that are also piercing the veil of “painting” by incorporating sculptural elements and techniques. This is what I was talking about in an earlier post: “... taking an existing image of mine and blowing it apart into a sculptural installation that could be viewed, in one way (from a certain vista) as a two dimensional panel but in actuality, be an environment that a viewer can walk into and observe from multiple angles; from within ...”

Essentially, through clever use of perspective, perception and geometry, I will be taking three dimensional objects and painting them (and the space in which they are placed), and create the illusion of a two dimensional, graphic depiction. And vice-versa.

Mwahahaha.

The following is a sample of some of the more innovative folks I've seen that will be informing my project over the next twelve or so weeks... 

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 James Hopkins

James Hopkins

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 Jonty Hurwitz

Jonty Hurwitz

 Patrick Hughes

Patrick Hughes