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Lock 8 (bicycle lock)

Lock 8 (bicycle lock)

I am a photorealist painter, and I work from original photographs of images that I find personally appealing. I like to explore the colors and textures of objects at a macro level. My paintings typically feature close-up views of tiny objects; I am particularly drawn to toys, candies, and other often-overlooked detritus of our popular culture. I find that when you isolate and magnify small details from these otherwise insignificant objects, they reveal more than just their hidden beauty; the mere act of enlarging these items to thousands of times their natural size and rendering all of the detail in paint creates a distinctly absurd sense of comedy. I like to think that my work makes people laugh, or at the very least it makes them more aware that there are entire worlds of beauty in even the tiniest object in their landscape.

A large portion of my work is based on the philosophy that Photorealism painting should be approached without style or embellishment, and adhere with devotion to reproducing the photographed image as accurately as possible in paint. Form, composition, and style occur naturally, and are illuminated as a result of this neutral approach.

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18.0" x 24.0"
Acrylic on canvas

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