||New Paintings by Limey / New one added P2.
Joined: Sep 14, 2004
From: Sydney, Australia
|Posted: 2008-08-04 04:09 am  Permalink|
I love how you can go from bright retro social pop culture references to dark moody surrealist landscapes at the drop of a hat, yet they sill both have an umistakeable common heritage. I also like how they both 'deal' (for want of a better term) with different periods in NZ history Stunning work as always
Joined: Apr 08, 2007
From: Wellington, New Zealand
|Posted: 2008-08-04 3:03 pm  Permalink|
Thanks Hewey, I think the period shift comes from the way a my paintings develop their own story as they unfold. I don't always know what's going to come out the other end but when it feels right I just go with it. Besides, the amount of energy I would put into a painting like 'Ten Cent Mix' (re: bag of mixed lollies (candy)) as opposed to 'Kehu' differs somewhat. Pysically very taxing, so there's nothing like a moody backdrop to mung out to. Ha. As a body of work, it's a bit incongruous, but what the hey!, ultimately, I do them for me after all.
Painting Tiki-Surrealist Originals and Limited Edition Prints.
Grand Member (5 years)
Joined: Aug 31, 2006
From: Palm Springs, CA
|Posted: 2008-08-07 11:11 pm  Permalink|
Surrealism is one tough nut to crack ... yet you seem to create a sense of detail and believability that exceeds the subject matter. You do have a unique talent!! Keep up the good work.
aka Tiki Dirk