Monday, January 07, 2008

comPAIRS 1

This is the first in an occasional series of posts to compare similar work by different artists. I honestly have no point that I want to prove. It's just fascinating to find artists who work in the same vein. You're free to make your own conclusions.
The work on the right is a beautiful example of trompe l'oeil, titled "Cover" 2006 by Kees Goudzwaard. At first look you think you're looking at a composition of colored paper and masking tape. You're partially correct; that's how it started, but he replaced those items with oil paint. A wonderfully sly joke, this is an oil painting of what you think you're looking at(a pretty composition of simple materials).

The work on the left is by Stefan Anneral, titled "Spens" 2007. This also looks like a composition using simple materials; and it is. Stefan builds his painting in layers and does use tape. But he has a different goal in mind and it'd be best if you go here to get the gist of it.
Both artists are listed under Abstract Artists in the links to your right.
"Spens" image is from
"Cover" image is from

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