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terça-feira, 10 de junho de 2014

A TAL DA ARTE: Robin Eley#1


THE SEXY SIDE OF PLASTIC


Presence

oil on Belgian linen, 85x 64cm

Immersion

oil on Belgian linen, 90 x 130cm
Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, 2013

Graven

oil on Belgian linen, 51 x 40cm

Devotion

oil on Belgian linen, 51x 40cm



Immaculate

oil on Belgian linen, 51x 40c

Australian artist Robin Eley is a master of deception. Using oil paint, a series of tiny brushes and hours upon hours of intense concentration, he creates some of the most impressive hyperrealist works we’ve come across.
What appear to be surreal nude photographs and snapshots of bizarre aluminum sculptures are actually painstakingly crafted paintings
Eley’s paintings obsess over the textures of materials like plastic and aluminum. Draped over nude bodies or strategically positioned in close-up portraits, his impressive creations capture every detail of his fleshy and artificial forms. He can spend anywhere between two and eight weeks on a single work, with one painting — “Veneration” — taking nearly 500 hours to complete.
So why spend so much time on images that end up appearing like simple photographs?
“By shortening our attention spans to the click of a mouse or the swipe of a finger, pictures are being reduced to a disposable folly,” Eley writes on his website. “For some the solution is to shout louder, demanding attention by raising the volume of the message. My approach is different… my paintings speak softly, the labour of my technique demanding you linger, step closer and listen.”
Scroll through the images of Eley’s “Idolatry” exhibit, recently on view at Hill Smith Gallery, and let us know your thoughts on the works in the comments.

2 comentários:

  1. Arte pela arte

    Se você quer ver uma obra prima
    Entre no blogue Poetas de Marte
    Lá encontrará sem versos ou rima
    As mais expressivas obras de arte.

    Apresenta Robin Eley hiperrealista
    Criações em plástico de alto valor.
    Autênticos colírios pra nossa vista
    Nessa belíssima exposição do autor.

    Eu fico aqui na minha insignificância
    Imaginando onde cabe tanto talento
    Fazer arte com toda essa elegância
    É quase como que um sacramento.

    Donde por certo sai tal fulgurância
    De arte que mostra tal sentimento?

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