Resurfaced LV-426

George D Greene & Resurfaced: LV-426

When I was a very young artist, sometime in the mid-1980s, I came across the extraordinarily inspiring master artist George D Green. He had an exhibit at a gallery in Göteborg, not more than 20 feet from where I was living at the time. I was definitely not artistically talented enough to copy his style. Still, I did study it thoroughly enough to apply and integrate some of his trompe l’œil techniques into my own fledgling art output.

To a degree, I’m still influenced by trompe l’œil art, and nowhere is this more obvious than in my Resurfaced series where so much comes to life even though my pieces have been flattened from 3D to 2D. At least in their current incarnation. I have toyed with the idea of recreating some of the Resurfaced pieces to add three-dimensionality to the visual experience.