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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Surveillance Art

Amer Kobaslija's paintings at Gerorge Adams gallery are both realistic and distorted. These large-scale works depict the artist's studio from a moth's eye view in the ceiling. Although the paintings look almost like photographs, the images are slightly askew, as though the point-of-view is from a fisheye lens. In fact, Kobaslija does paint from photographs, which I silently frown upon. (But I guess he couldn't have suspended himself from his ceiling to paint these images.) In order to create these large paintings, the artist had to paint sections of the image on smaller canvases because his studio is so tiny. He then pieced these panels together for the final painting. Hopefully, the gallery sells a few of these paintings so the poor guy can move into a bigger studio.