Acrylics on Multiple Layers of Museum Glass
35 x 35 x 7 cm (framed)
By painting onto multiple picture planes made up of layering glass, I’m able to produce more illusionary depth in comparison to traditionalist realist painting which relies on a singular picture plane. The effect is similar to 3 dimensional sculpture so the painting can be viewed from various angles which change the paintings compositional structure.
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’.