Friday, May 27, 2016

"Well Traveled" by Photorealist painter Thomas Arvid

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Through his stunningly realistic compositions of wine, Thomas Arvid has redefined the modern still life, setting an unmatched precedent in the art world. Uniting a remarkable eye for photo-realism with a genuine talent for abstract composition, the self-taught Arvid offers an innovative commentary about a familiar subject, one he finds inexhaustible. As Arvid explains,with my paintings, there is never a complete subject; everything is interrupted. I show fragments of things and your mind creates the rest of the image. Wine is a great subject for this because it has so many elements: hot and cool surfaces, fluid, wood, chrome, cloth. But most importantly, it is familiar. You know it, so your mind fills in the composition with your own experience. Acclaimed for its ability to capture a traditional subject in a startlingly new style, his work has been featured in many influential publications, including Wine Spectator, US Art, Decor, Points North and Art World News. 

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