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It’s said that what’s old becomes new again… trends are cyclical to some degree. Our recent past (the 1980s) featured a rise in technology, and 8-bit graphics found in Atari and Nintendo gaming systems. These now rather primitive looking graphics have influenced fashion, music and entertainment, and in this case, art. New York-based artist Adam Lister has been exploring digitalized representations of famous works of art and pop culture figures through watercolor painting, and even 3D printing. Lister’s subjects have included everything from the Mona Lisa, to Monet, to Iron Man. All novelty aside, Lister’s work is an interesting examination in visual familiarity. Most of his works are extremely recognizable, yet they are simply made up of a series of large squares and rectangles, and most details are not apparent. Our visual cognition is quite powerful, and Lister capitalizes on just that, with great success.

Via adamlistergallery.com

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Atlanta-based artist Suzy Myers is clearly adept at the art of quilling (basically cutting colorful strips of paper and rolling them with a special tool… no doubt much more difficult and intricate than it sounds). Myers’ replica of Van Gogh’s Starry Night is really something. Myers bills herself as someone who crafts, but this looks like something more. Incredible!

Via suzyssitcom.com

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