Sunday, November 11, 2007

Hyper Representational Paintings

Hyper Representational. What is it? It’s one way artist Jay Rolfe describes his paintings. And what better time to discuss it than in the 150th posting to this blog since beginning on February 16, 2007.

Back to Hyper Representational. Is it a new –ism? It could be. Hyper Representationalism. Sounds good.

It’s really the answer to a question artist Jay Rolfe gets all the time, “Are your paintings representational or abstract?” The answer to that question, representational or abstract, has always been, “Not really either.” I didn’t have a good way of describing my paintings. Now I do. Hyper Representational.

Artist Jay Rolfe’s 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas (3DSSC) Paintings are Hyper Representational. They are a larger than life representation or dramatization of powerful, emotional, or fun cultural symbols, or as someone said, cultural symbols on steroids.

In honor of this 150th blog posting, today’s photo is of artist Jay Rolfe with one of his smaller 3DSSC paintings titled “Black Hole” and one of his sculptures titled “Duchamp At The Middle East Peace Table.”

This is the latest step of artist Jay Rolfe on his Journey From Starving Artist To 21st Century Picasso. You may view some of Jay Rolfe's Unique Artistic Idea, his 3-D Shaped Stretched Canvas paintings, on his website at Artist Jay Rolfe hopes you agree his works are Uplifting Conversation Pieces.

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