If you are a fan of pop art and bright colors, this post will blow your mind. Lobo is an artist from Sao Paulo Brazil and he is passionate about painting pop art. His style is pretty solid, very bright mix of colors and stencils of illustrations lead the eyes on his amazing pieces. Enjoy! About Lobo Even though he is in love with Sao Paulo, Lobo lived many years out of his home town. “The experience of knowing different places and, integrating yourself to them expands your mind to new perspectives.” The diversity of situations the artist was exposed to, helped to develop one of his main characteristics: versatility. Lobo experimented with many painting techniques and different materials, as well as sculpting and interior design. He is a great admirer of the art of Burton Morris, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Peter Max, Roy Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock. In the past few years, Lobao’s style naturally evolved into Pop Art. “I believe that even being a part of a well defined classification of style, an artist can transmit much of his personality and state of being to his art, making it unique.” Even though Lobo has been a publicist since the 90’s and worked in marketing agencies, he never thought about exploring his art commercially. But, after painting for a few friends, the demand for his art grew. Today, Lobo has sold over 1000 paintings in Brazil and in other countries such as Argentina, United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy and Uruguay. “Art is universal. It crosses borders, doesn’t matter its origin. It is like music and cinema, where I get my inspiration from, it has power to transmit messages to other places.” For more from Lobo visit his Flickr - flickr.com/photos/lobaopopart/ and his website - lobopopart.com.br/
Yesterday I ran into something that was a real shocker for me: a website called "Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein" in which are featured "source" images to virtually all of Litchenstein's work. This is really big. I've known Lichtenstein work for some time know, but I've never researched his biography, and it seems that it was actually a "problem" he faced in life. Most of his best-known artworks are relatively close, but not exact, copies of comic book panels, a subject he largely abandoned in 1965. (He would occasionally incorporate comics into his work in different ways in later decades.) These panels were originally drawn by such comics artists as Jack Kirby and DC Comics artists Russ Heath, Tony Abruzzo, Irv Novick, and Jerry Grandenetti, who rarely received any credit. Jack Cowart, executive director of the Lichtenstein Foundation, contests the notion that Lichtenstein was a copyist, saying: "Roy's work was a wonderment of the graphic formulae and the codification of sentiment that had been worked out by others. The panels were changed in scale, color, treatment, and in their implications. There is no exact copy." However, some have been critical of Lichtenstein's use of comic-book imagery, especially insofar as that use has been seen as endorsement a patronising view of comic by the art mainstream; noted comics author Art Spiegelman commented that "Lichtenstein did no more or less for comics than Andy Warhol did for soup." - Wikipedia Some might even say that the world would not know him if copyright laws were serious back then. We'd like to know your thoughts on this... here are some of the source images from the Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein website. There's also a Flickr photostream with many of these. Take a good look at them, and tell us what you think. Cheers!
Roberto Gamito aka rgquarkup is a Portuguese digital artist full of potential, his works have a mix of 3d with photos and a good pop art look to it, his got some really decent compositions that will sure inspire you today. For more visit his deviantart and behance.