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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sebastian Krüger


Sebastian Krüger [born June 30, 1963 in Hamelin, Germany] is a German artist. Sebastian Krüger was born in Hamelin in 1963. After studying free painting with Prof. Dörfler at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts he made a stunning reputation as the designer of a number of cover spreads for the press in Germany and abroad and as an illustrator and creative designer of various LP covers. He then stepped away from commercial work and devoted himself solely to free painting. Artistically he has developed, in recent years, away from the early role of the so-called "star caricaturist" to that of a star of the New Pop Realism. His artistic visions are treasured and collected by other stars of the pop scene, like the Rolling Stones, who are friends of his, and by art connoisseurs all over the world.

In the quarter century of his creative career Krüger has remained true to the ideal of a New Pop Art, dedicating his art to a kind of game of deception, the interplay of identity and pose, of authenticity and fiction. This has enabled him to establish himself as a popular painter whose works draw large numbers of visitors to the galleries and museums. The defining feature of his work is creative reflection about the apparatus of media presentation and the manic iconography of contemporary picture production. His FACES are a kindly meant but thoroughly subversive tribute to the world of beautiful appearances and to the rock and pop culture of the sixties, with which the painter has cultivated an almost ritualistic relationship. According to his own comment on his work ["Everything is in transition, that's all"] he has devoted himself for some years, with the same artistic passion as before, to the reworking of the private world of his childhood.

The artist lives and works near Hanover and in California.

His primary medium is acrylic paint, and his paintings are hyper-realistic in detail, yet also extremely grotesque in their distortion. The Times praised him for "capturing the essence of his subjects" in his renderings. He is well known for his lifelike depictions of The Rolling Stones, in particular, Keith Richards.

[source: wikipedia]

[see more Sebastian Krüger art http://www.sebastiankruger.org/]

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

peter ang




Peter Ang is a Filipino/Cebuano computer graphics artist working in Dubai UAE. This guy is a top notch 2d and 3d artist who does his excellent creations in photoshop, 3ds max and zbrush. Some of his works has been featured in 3d Artist magazine as well as a commissioned matte painting tutorial in Advanced Photoshop issue 71. I stumbled upon Peter in CGPinoy, a forum dedicated to digital and traditional arts in the Philippines by Filipinos. Find out more about Peter Ang's master pieces at: www.petera.deviantart.com | http://cgdigi.cgsociety.org/gallery/