I’ve worked in a lot of styles over the years, and invented several. I have not made a concerted effort to develop one style, preferring to explore a full range of possibilities. Consequently, some people think I don’t have a style of my own. Here are 52 images which share that they are created 100%…Read More
New Art: Golgolon 023
It would be rather shallow to see this image as an irreverent sci-fi drawing. Rather, it’s a very eerie, retro sci-fi, darkly spiritual, contemporary art image that fits into the long history of crucifixions in the annals of art.Read More
WIP, with an alien in a landscape
Quite a departure from my last work, this one’s much more illustrational, sci-fi, and I’m going about it in a more traditional/methodical (as pertains to digital painting) approach. A major difference is that the last piece was all about the painterly impasto techniques, and this one has none of that. It shows promise, but it’s…Read More
New Art: “Passengers on the Dystopia Express”, and a brief intro to Francis Bacon.
My latest art work, and how it relates to the work of Francis Bacon.Read More
Insisting Artists Work In One Style Limits Their Creativity
This pressure to stick to one avenue of expression, and the exclusion of stylistic innovation, serves to choke artists’ creativity, and contextualizes them as craftspersons making pretty baubles for the marketplace.Read More
Big Eyes: The Film, The Artist, The Legacy
Through whatever alchemy, Margaret Keane turned her personal tragedy into painterly kitsch that managed to transcend itself.Read More
Dismantling the Dominant Art Narrative
I take apart the institutional story of art which I was also indoctrinated into through graduate art school, and offer a more broad, human, complex, and even progressive alternative. This article will help you see through the BS that permeates much of contemporary art theory, and which is used to devalue imaginative visual art and to undermine the great art of the past.Read More
15 Artists as Cyclopes: complete series (with before and after pics)
This is an old post I am re-sharing from Feb, 2015, that fell through the cracks. I made 15 artists into cyclopes [and that is the corrected spelling of the plural of cyclops].Read More
Will AI replace human artists?
Art is the last hope of humans to not be eclipsed by AI, because it is a form of communication based on the predicament of our shared humanity, and requires consciousness, feeling, empathy, caring, and intent. But can digital super-intelligence fake it? It looks like it can.Read More
Skynet is Coming for Digital Artists!
New AI poses an imminent existential threat to artists, especially if it has direct access to their art.Read More
New Art: Misfits of the Metaverse #7
I was only going to make 6, but I wanted to try an experiment, and so now we have 7. I have a couple more experiments I want to do, so I’ll probably push it to 9. And that’s a bit better for a series than 6. This one’s very bright, colorful, and outdoors. That’s…Read More
Better Call Saltz (or not)
The cringe-worthy legacy of celebrity, cheese-filling art critic, Jerry Saltz. I marvel at the fact that for some reason, mysterious to me, people take Jerry Saltz, art critic of New York magazine, seriously. The best I can come up with is that among the most famous living art critics, his name is easier to spell…Read More
New Art: Misfits of the Metaverse #6
This image ends the series of 6. Here is the entire series. And here are a few details. I could say a lot more, but for tactical purposes, I’m just going to let the work stand on its own for now. I made this series for the NFT marketplace, and, well, it didn’t get any…Read More
New Art: Misfits of the Metaverse #5 [Francis Bacon & the Death of George Dyer]
This is one of my favorite works I’ve produced. It’s a tour de force of “painterly” digital painting [using techniques I developed]; addresses art history and the human condition; is an homage to Francis Bacon; and continues the tradition of modernist figurative painting into the digital era.There’s also quite a story behind this, which you…Read More
New Art: Misfits of the Metaverse #4 [Mark Zuckerberg Grilled by US Congress]
If you haven’t see the first three, here’s a gallery with all four: If you read my last post, you have a good idea what this series is about. I got some really good comments on it, too, here and on Patreon. I was heartened to discover that people got it on their own, and…Read More
New art: Misfits of the Metaverse #3
The third image in this series of digital portrait paintings for the digital age.Read More
New Work: Misfits of the Metaverse #2
This is the second in this series of portraits for 2022, and directed toward the digital art NFT community. No, it is not a self-portrait. The faces I’ve used so far are ones I generated using AI. Usually people manipulate the algorithms to create unrealistically beautiful, unbelievable, and fashionable people, but I wanted to explore…Read More
New Work & Update
NO, THAT IS NOT A SELF PORTRAIT, OR BASED ON ONE! I haven’t been nearly as active here, because I’ve been wrangling with the NFT sphere, which is the best place for digital artists to make money. The halcyon days of unknown digital artists getting rich selling NFTs may be over. Inevitably, the market would…Read More
Texture Versus Information in the Visual Arts
This is an important distinction, and the art world has placed so much more value on information than texture over the last century that texture has been banished to the periphery when discussing art. I recently watched a video about Kara Walker’s monument, Fons Americanus, and while the narrator analyzed how it quotes and challenges…Read More
People stealing my art and trying to sell it, including an NFT!
It’s a very bad idea to try to steal my art and sell it as your own, and for a few devastating reasons. I only share comparatively low resolution images of my work online, which means you have a third-rate version, and I have a hi-rez original to prove authorship. There is always going to…Read More
New Video: ‘The Fall of the Damned”, by Dirk Bouts (1470): a Masterful Conjuring of Hell
A hi-rez, in-depth dive into one of the most gruesome and virtuoso paintings of hell by an old master painter. BEWARE: Extreme Details! Halloween 2021 appropriate. Dirk Bouts painted “The Fall of the Damned” in 1470, 20 years before Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights”. This is a spectacular, underrated, and obscure painting that deserves to be appreciated as a masterpiece of the late Middle Ages and the Northern Renaissance, and of all time. I discovered this painting on my own, and took it upon myself to share it with you. There is no other YouTube video about this painting, and no other video period. I trust my own eyes.
The video also explores paintings of Hell by Hieronymus Bosch, Hans Memling, and Rogier van der Weyden.Read More
‘The Fall of the Damned’, by Dirk Bouts (1470): a Masterful Conjuring of Hell
Dirk Bouts’ painting “Fall of the Damned” is a masterful conjuring of hell. Post contains extreme details.Read More
I made a trailer/Preview
New trailer for my feature length Salvator Mundi documentaryRead More
New Video: What Did The Salvator Mundi Really Look Like?
It’s finally here, after months of work. It’s coming in at 2 hours and 24 minutes, which I would not have even thought was possible in the beginning. You’d think that means I just ramble on endlessly, but it’s highly scripted for most of it, and tightly edited. It follows a very logical progression, covering…Read More
Star Trek Mundi
Followers of my blog may wonder what the hell happened to me. Well, I’ve been working hard on this feature-length art documentary, including, among many other things, my own recreation of the Salvator Mundi. I decided to share with you some custom graphics I made on the fly. Anyone who grew up watching Star Trek…Read More
Banned for life for making this version of the Salvator Mundi
My version of the Salvator Mundi makes the shortcomings of the supposedly authentic da Vinci painfully evident, and in plain sight.Read More
What did the Salvator Mundi really look like?
My digital restoration of the Salvator Mundi makes a visual argument as to why the physical restoration is not representative of Leonardo’s hand.Read More
Radical New Derivative Redundancy
A picture can be worth a thousand words, and save me the time of typing them up. The first image is from Wikiart’s section on Francois Morellet, below. And the second image is from Damien Hirst’s own site: Borrowing ideas wholesale is radical!Read More