Geometric body painting by Yasmina Alaoui

Published on 2013-05-12 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Painting, Photo


     The great interest of bodypainting seems to be the possibility it offers to directly ‘paint’ the reality (and what more perfect part of the real world than the human body ?) without, however, having to make any kind of representational work.

 

     You don’t copy anything, you don’t try to imitate a model, or to reproduce on paper what you see. You don’t bother with representation anymore, you just put the paint on the bodies themselves, and the power of painting simply ‘shines’… In such case, the reality, the body, is used to its best potential in the service of the painting itself, not the other way around.

 

Dream 1 Yasmina Alaoui Marco Guerra geometric body painting

 

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little mouse eric bourdon

 

…even this little piece of cheese !

     This is an improvised painting, its drawing was inspired by a doodle on the cover of You Deserve Nothing, a 2011 novel by the American writer Alexander Maksik. It could be an allegory about the rich accumulating unnecessary goods while refusing the poor (the grey mouse) to feed themselves. The bird could be a state agent. A scenario among others…

     Take a look at the step-by-step creation of : You dirty rat deserve nothing (the new title!), along with an other improvised drawing, and an other story, created from the same doodle…

 

Naoto Hattori : Art is all about taking risks…

Published on 2012-03-28 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Painting


Bad Day - Naoto Hattori
 

BAD DAY

 

(Limited Edition Print)

 

     Naoto Hattori was born in Japan, studied graphic design in Tokyo before moving to New York to study in the School of Visual Arts. Another computer artist ?… Not really : whatever one might think of a contemporary work of such graphic refinement, Naoto Hattori never paints with computers :

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The little people project : Slinkachu

Published on 2011-11-22 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Photo


Slinkachu little people miniatures

 

Have you seen the little people of Slinkachu ?…

This artist from London has been abandoning miniatures since 2006, leaving them to a life of vagrancy, dangerous adventures, but also humour and beauties, in a world created by us humans !

His work brings together street art, installation art and photography, and has been exhibited worldwide in art galleries and museums.

Ready to change your point of vue on our good-old-world ?

 

slinkachu.com

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www.instagram.com/slinkachu_official

 

Photo : © Slinkachu

 

La Linea – Osvaldo Cavandoli

Published on 2011-09-24 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing


   La Linea (“The Line”) is the character created by Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli in the 70s.

    La Linea remains the best example of how emotional a simple line can be ! And most of all it is a model of efficiency and simplicity for all sketch artists, beginners or experienced.

 

La Linea - Osvaldo Cavandoli 1

 

     When Osvaldo Cavandoli (1920-2007) developed his interest in cartoons in 1943, he started working with Nino Pagot, who later created Calimero. In 1950 he started working independently as a director and a producer.

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Apricot – Acrylic painting on linen canvas

Published on 2011-05-22 by Eric Bourdon | Comment
Category(ies) : Drawing, Painting


Apricot - Eric Bourdon

(Zoom on the painting)

Apricot

Original acrylic painting on linen canvas
Artwork size : 31.89 x 25.59” / 81 x 65 cm
 
© Eric Bourdon, 2007

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