Archive for October 20, 2011

Artist of the moment…. Tu Hongtao…



this artist was born in 1976 in China. He is well known in the art world for mixing photorealism and surrealism in his paintings. Working on surfaces usually larger than 20 inches by 20 inches he paints the figure observing a city or another figure or figures.

I enjoy the liveliness  of his creatures. Its as if they are moving or dancing on the canvas.

He attended art school in China and currently lives and works in Chengdu province.

From an artistic standpoint I really enjoy his sense of design of his characters. Its as if they are on a stage, perhaps the artist was a fan of one of my favorite artists of all time, caricaturist Al Hirschfeld! They are the main stars of the stage and he paints them well in this environment.

His main concern is to state the mental psyche of the figure.  Some artists who led him to paint Surrealist were Magritte and Dali.

If you like Surrealism please check out Leonora Carrington, A British and Mexican born artist who served the  Surrealistic world well almost living to age 100 years old dying earlier in May of this year!

Happy painting!