While I only take pictures with a low end point and shoot digital camera, I do love taking pictures. The part that I find strange is that while I like to paint people, when it comes to photography I’m more interested in landscapes. There are still some parallels between the two however, which is that I like to play with light and shadow. You’ll usually find big areas of shadow in both my painting and photography. One day I hope to pursue photography a bit more, but til then I’ll just keep snapping shots of whatever it is that catches my eye.
I plan to post my photos here at random, from my travels and from daily life, past and present. Stay tuned for more.
Beautifully freakish.. I think it’s the no eyebrows or eye lashes, maybe the stylized features or the impossibly perfected porcelain skin. These humanoid beauties are extremely captivating, so alien, yet so familiar.
Oleg Duryagin is the artist at work here. There is a classical approach to this work, as well as a contemporary one. Duryagin presents traditional portraiture and colours together with digital morphing. His pieces are derived from his own photography, and then heavily manipulated and stylized, but just enough so that the human essence remains.
Duryagin is a young Russian artist who exhibits in Europe as well as overseas. He is prolific, well received and celebrated. I hope that I will get the chance to see his work in person one day. Check out his site for more!
Alyssa Monks is incredibly talented, no doubt. The paintings here are some of her latest. Her hyper realistic approach is astonishing, and what I especially enjoy is her technique. The paintings are made up of bold brush marks, which come together at a distance to make a photo realistic picture.
A good percentage of her work seem to suggest suffering and desperation. Water, women, and separation are themes that reoccur often. I really love the almost abstract nature of the pieces featured here.
Monks knows paint, and she knows colour. I suggest checking out her site.