Friday, 14 June 2013

Design Porn: Joe Simpson


I've been meaning to tell you about Joe Simpson's work for a while now because every time I see it, I stare at it with a dumbass gormless look on my face. That's not a photograph you're looking at. No, really. It's a painting. Let's stare at some more.


IT LOOKS LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH.


This painting is called The Letting Go, which is just about the most romantic thing ever. Also, IT LOOK LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH.


You can buy Joe's work from Art Finder for £195 and then a limited edition print can be yours to stare it, muttering 'it looks like a photograph, it's some sort of witchcraft', every time you walk by, which is absolutely money well spent.

3 comments:

  1. If it looks like a photograph, where's the value? Just take a photograph. Each picture here wouldn't particularly interesting as a digital snapshot. Just because they're painted well (fantastically well, technically) doesn't make the views suddenly interesting.

    I imagine if Joe painted scenes more akin to the photographic work of Gregory Crewdson -- scenes with an intensity or eeriness, they'd garner more attention.

    Sincerely, anonymous Internet coward.

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    1. Hi anonymous internet coward,

      "Where's the value?" is an interesting choice of phrase. The value, in any art, if the enjoyment that someone gets from a piece of work. The fact that they're paintings, does add something to each of these scenes. You might not think so personally, but I think there's actually something quite eerie about them, like they're sort of frozen in time. They're more than a still life, there's a cinematography to his work and I think that's pretty special.

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  2. um, WOW! This is something I would never tire of marvelling at in my living room. Love them!

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