Andy Denzler Paintings – Hyperreality And The Decisive Moment In Our Society

Andy Denzler’s ‘glitch’ paintings exhibition (Just Another Day In Paradise) is a commentary on the one hand, on the illusion and reality in our society; and on the other, the ephemerality of our existence. Those fleeting moments of despair, disgust, sexual desire and loneliness, captured in the most intimate settings, bring to mind Henri Cartier-Bresson’s ‘decisive moment’ in photography. It is also no accident that pale, low-chroma colors are used, giving them a nostalgic impression, like analog photos from over 25 years ago that have faded over time.

These techniques allow the viewer see the fakeness of photo-realism and the illusion of reality. A reality which nowadays has been hijacked by images fed to us every conscious hour of our lives; hyped up, Photoshopped to perfection, always in excess, they have become more real than reality itself, a simulated ‘hyperreality’ or what philosopher Jean Baudrillard calls ‘similacra’. What has become of our society is that reality is not what we gain from direct experience, but what we see on TV, a successive bombardment of information-rich similacra, slowly dissolving into our minds, replacing what we once thought was real.

Andy Denzler himself refers to Baudrillard and hyperreality when asked about the meaning of his work, which may explain the sarcasm involved in the title of the exhibition (Just Another Day In Paradise), a ‘paradise’ in which we can’t tell what’s fiction and what’s real anymore and where our lives has become a fragmented series of ‘perpetual presents’ where things may happen logically, in sequence, or they maybe totally random, where one thing does not necessarily lead to another. In this state, cause and effect is not a given; it’s not a ‘truth’ anymore. Our memories, which once not long ago was clear and true, has become blurry.

There are 2 layers involved in the process of production for these paintings: the first is painted photo-realistically, according to the source photo and allowed to dry. The second layer is painted on abstractly, with fluid brush strokes, and then sections of it are then scraped off, revealing the realistic layer underneath. This can be seen as an act of ‘deconstruction’. In Black Flower Dress (2013) strips of it are realistically painted, providing a feel of the underlying materiality of the dress itself. This, contrasted with the rest of the blurred vision, provides a contrast between the memory of the past and our perpetual present.

Photo to Painting – Basic Information

The history tells us that the first photographs were made in mid 1800-s, age of realism, some claimed that photography was threat to painting back then, but some did not, just like young Gustave Courbet (1819-1877). However as the time passed things have changed, modern photography did change the path of painting until 1990-s when they finally united and became one of the most popular styles in modern art. Combining these two artistic movements is maybe one of the greatest thing a man could do in history of art since the mid 1800-s.

In today’s photography and painting even independent as they are, in big measures confront each other paths in different ways. Photo to painting is one of the ways where that difference is unnoticeable. Artist all over the world are making this kind of paintings and for sure they enjoy it.

People sometimes have urgent need to express their emotions on some ways photography makes those emotions visible to them. We take pictures when we are happy, sad, neutral emotion we hide or exposure, the objective of camera can catch.

But we could all agree that there is nothing prettier, more attracting and powerful like a painting made on canvas or some other material or paper. Paintings have soul, power, glamour and paintings decorate our homes, hearts and lives. There is a very popular art called photo to painting which we mentioned above. Artists (painters) paint on canvas or paper pictures from photos, with choice of changing the photo, you can adjust it even better, add details, whole persons if you want, change colors, size, shape, just everything that comes to your mind. When you find yourself what were you looking for, the artist will make you a new masterpiece that has its own value.

Present day gives you possibilities that you couldn’t imagine years before, so why not use it and make new history moments turned to paintings afterwards. Choose your favorite photos today and make paintings of them. They will bring you style and forever lasting memories in a shape of a canvas painting which is one of the most valuable art type of all times.

Believe it or not, the advances that have been made for the past years have resulted in a lot of advancements. Now you can have all that you want in a lot of ways never imagined before. Pictures of you with your children, girlfriends, classmates, and of course those weird pictures of your childhood you don’t want to frame and put them on the wall of your room because they’ve portions that you want removed. Now, if you were to Photoshop that, there still will be traces of that and you’ll just mess it all up.

The only solution then lies in turning them in to paintings to maintain their charm and make them more valuable.

How to Make Canvas Photo Paintings

A canvas photo painting is just a painting on canvas based on a photo.
There are basically two ways to make a canvas photo painting: do it yourself or have an artist to paint it.

The cheapest way is to do it yourself. To convert a canvas photo to an art painting you need some kind of photo editing software.

The best tool is without doubt Adobe Photoshop. But for most people this is way too expensive. Instead you can use the much cheaper Adobe Photoshop Element, which is a light version of Adobe Photoshop. But for the purpose of making canvas photo art, it is very good. Both programs can be downloaded in a free one-month trial version.

Using the filters in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Elements you can make different kinds of “paintings” like Watercolor canvas photos or Sketch Drawing Canvas Photos. The best way to find the painting style that suits you is to play with the filters.

When you canvas photo is ready, you just upload it as a normal photo on canvas.

If you want the real deal and not just a “canvas art”-lookalike canvas photo, the right choice is a hand painted canvas painting based on a photo.

Depending on the dealer, the paintings are created with traditional paint or on a computer. But they are always manually hand painted. No computer-automated processes are used.

You can have your photo painted in many styles. Do you like the modern or the classic look? It is up to you.

All famous artists have their own style – from Van Gogh to Andy Warhol. And you can have your canvas photo painted exactly as you like it. The painters are very good to imitate the famous artists.

If the painting is hand painted the traditional way, the normal material is oil painting. But it does not have to be that way. You can also choose to have your photos painted with charcoal, watercolor or pastel. Even pencil and acrylic are possibilities.

Normally you can approve the painting before you buy it. If you are not satisfied, the artist will make the wished changes.