17.10.13 by Jeff

Laura Sanders

Artist painter Laura Sanders

Paintings by Laura Sanders. See more below!


Artist painter Laura Sanders

 

Artist painter Laura Sanders

 

Artist painter Laura Sanders

 

Artist painter Laura Sanders

 

Artist painter Laura Sanders

 

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • chuu

    yooooo these are amazing

  • Sean Gill

    Photo realism at its best

  • tcass

    amazing work. so much technical skill here.

  • Clay McCann

    Are they amazing? The paintings seem like copies of photographs. And while technically that is either interesting or not, aesthetically they seem to have little to offer beyond “photographic” or “photo-like”.

    • Jesse

      painting from a photo has lots of contemporary value and meaning. It has a lot to do about documenting the present or contemporary as opposed to a photo that documents the past. Marlene Dumas for example did lots of political work sourcing photographs from the media. same with Luke Tuymans. Erik Fischl also does lots of this type of stuff and he uses multiple photos for reference. IT says a lot about contemporary times and offers a strong narrative. This is highly regarded subject matter in the art community.

      • tcass

        well said!

  • Clay McCann

    You make some salient points, Jesse, and I don’t want to beleaguer the photo-discussion overly but I am curious about your comment regarding “lots of contemporary value and meaning”. If painting from a photo (or several photos, in Fischl’s case) says a lot about the contemporary, what is being said? Is it distinct, a discrete statement made by each artist? Or can it be considered a sort of implicit manifesto, referenced by every artist who engages in this form of practice? My other question is this: what is the strong narrative you mention (above)? I ask these questions with respect for the artists who employ this mode as well as for you, Jesse, and your time. Thanks.





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