The latest one we are currently working on is an appropriation of an old painting... Meaning, we take a well known painting of the past and "modernize it" somehow. I opted for good old Magritte with his "Son of Man" painting, and turned it into a tribute to the amazing founder of Apple Computers who past away almost a year ago... None other that Steve Jobs. I thought this painting from Magritte was quite fitting, not only because of the apple reference, but because of the many symbols attached to it that can easily be applied to Steve Jobs. We knew "about" the man, but we didn't really know "the man". Who was Steve Jobs, the man hiding behind Apple? I've also slipped in some symbols of my own; the calendar shows the number 5, the phone has 10 messages, and the inbox 11... Steve died on the 5th of October 2011. Above his head, (where the hour, carrier, WIFI and battery logos appear), it'll show RIP instead of AT&T, 3:00pm (the hour of his passing), and the battery will appear depleted. But the WIFI logo will show full reception. He may be gone, but he's still inspiring others. My painting is far from being finished, but it's coming along nicely. I plan on using some iridescent medium on the chrome edges and applying some glossy binder on the iPhone to make it shiny like the actual device. The background will remain mat.
|Most of the colours have been blocked in... Still need LOTS of details.|