Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cans

Coco, 18" X 20", acrylic on canvas, 2009.

Crush, 18" X 20", acrylic on canvas, 2009.

Crushed cans are a challenging subject, maybe that was the initial fascination. There's also something about the individuality they take on after being subjected to overwhelming force, the end product of an entirely random series of events.

8 comments:

Jason de Graaf said...

These are great. I've seen crushed cans in paintings before but never in this context, stripped of an environment, which to me makes it more powerful.

Keep posting your work!

R.G. said...

Thanks Jason! I intend to keep posting. There are a series of crushed can paintings in the works. These two were also to help problem solving for larger works.

rgold said...

Hi Rod,

Amazing stuff, as always.

Ricky

R.G. said...

Thanks Ricky. All the very best! Rod

Nick said...

I really like your can paintings, they seem to take on an almost trompe l'oeil effect, was this a concious decision?
I also love the effect that the crushing of the cans has on the typeface and graphics, lovely theme and well executed!

R.G. said...

Thanks very much Nick! What I want is to convince you of something you are not seeing at all, and hopefully with a bit of wow factor added into the equation.

Alvin Richard said...

You've really ''nailed'' these, or should I say ''crushed''. They have a photorealism quality that is simply outstanding. Technically, it really doesn't get any better than this. Truly inspiring!

cesar santander said...

Very nice work. Where do you exhibit?