Acrylics, paper, wood and multiple layers of museum anti reflection glass.
54 x 54 x 7 cm (framed)
The artwork demonstrates an illusion of 3 dimensional depth through painting onto and layering multiple sheets of anti reflective museum glass. When a light source is used real shadows are cast over the artwork heightening the effect.
Simon Hennessey is a contemporary realist painter, born in 1973 Birmingham, UK.
His approach to realist painting is to be innovative and explore contrasting elements in an attempt to find a harmonious balance between realism and abstraction. He uses paint in a constructive and deconstructive manner, so that order and chaos or the structured and organic can sit together side-by-side. He has been working and refining his techniques for the past 16 years and combines traditional painterly working methods with the newest of technologies.
Simon has recently had his work exhibited in numerous museum group shows around the world, including, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Andorra and Michigan and will also have his artwork featured in upcoming group museum shows in Venice, Zaragoza and Barcelona. His paintings have also been featured in many publications, including ‘Exactitude:Hyperrealist art today’ and ‘Photorealism in the digital age’.