Robert Nelson – Various Paintings

Fine artist Robert Nelson creates brilliant painting work that is a modern take on classical techniques. Whether is colour or black and white, painting or drawing, Nelson beautifully juxtaposes classical portraiture with contemporary palette and patterns. Here is what the artist says about his work:

“I’m interested in contrast; innocence/corruption, the infinite/the finite, past/future, good/evil. It’s fascinating how meanings can change depending on point of view. I strive for images that are defined differently by each observer. An image where their experiences, prejudices and beliefs all combine into the final experience of the work.”

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Lir Tasho – Various Paintings

Lir Tasho‘s work is a series of expanded paintings that undermine the conventions and limits of a traditional painting. It appropriates subjects from a classical past and twists them in a paroxysm of a Situationist Material Action, towards and in-wards the body of painting.

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Classical Works of Art Re-Imagined

A number of artists have recreated classical works of art done by infamous artists, but added their own twist by changing the ethnicity of the subjects with in the painting. Loads of images and their information after the jump.

“Mona Lisa” Leonardo da Vinci | Khetanchi Gopal Swami
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Chen Dao Lee – Taiwanese Realist Painter

Chen Dao LEE was born in 1982 in Taiwan. He obtained his MFA from the Department of Fine Arts (Masters degree) ,National Taiwan Normal University. Between the years of 2004 – 2009, he spent time developing his craft in LA, London, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, New York and San Francisco. Chen Tao has employed a strange way to rebel against new media’s intervention in the traditional art of painting, he allows his art to become extremely “Classic”.

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Marco Battaglini – Re-Interpreting The Renaissance

Italian artist Marco Battaglini re-interprets classical renaissance paintings into the 21st century. Battaglini incorporates graffiti and street art into timeless paintings for an interesting and innovative result.

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