Philip Barlow is an artist from Cape Town, South Africa. His latest paintings depict out-of-focus cityscapes at night, capturing the twinkling blurry beads of light.
The artist titled the series with one word – “Night.” His collection is all about “out-of-focus” snaps of city scenes confetti-like blurry effect. This effect is popularly called bokeh in photography.
Resembling the photographic effect, bokeh, Barlow celebrates “light” as his main subject.
Bokeh is all about creating an aesthetic quality similar to that of a slightly out-of-focus camera. It also captures a fairly lifelike representation of the kind of vision possessed by those who suffer from near-sightedness and astigmatism.
Barlow showcases another way on how we process our surroundings.
The blurred paintings combine the lights from street lamps, cars, store windows, and other city light sources.
“Although I work within a long tradition of landscape painting … my depiction of the ‘seen’ landscape is simply a vehicle through which I navigate the territory of another nature. A landscape less ordinary; where the line between the physical and the spiritual realm has seemingly been removed. However, these scenarios are not intended to be of a surreal nature. Hopefully, they will seem curiously familiar and convincingly real.”
Barlow shared that he first uses a camera to get the images, and then paints the subjects in his personal style.
“The figures in the landscape serve as carriers and reflectors of the light that falls upon them … Bathed in the luminosity, it is my hope that they would become more beautiful. To me, light is the ultimate subject because it embodies the pinnacle of all reality.”
Philip Barlow has a lot of followers on Instagram and his work has been showcased in galleries to critical acclaim. Visit his website to discover more of his amazing work.
Filipino Artist Makes Dreamy Portraits Of Popular Characters
These are beautiful!
Abigail Diaz, mostly known as Serafleur on social media, is a self-taught artist from the Philippines. She’s been drawing since childhood and was influenced by video games and anime.
In 2011 she started designing digital art and in time gained credit for her works and a following. Currently, Abigail has close to 400k fans on Instagram and her followers are growing fast. Take a look at some of her amazing portraits below.
Talented Artist Transforms To Disney Characters Using Makeup and Common Household Items
This Filipino guy is making waves online with his awesome Disney-inspired makeup transformations!
We’ve previously featured Filipino celebrity Paolo Ballesteros who wowed Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot herself because of his awesome makeup transformation skills. Now it looks like another guy from the country is making waves online after posting his pictures on social media.
Netizens just can’t get enough of 21-year-old JM Mirabel, an artist from Cavite, Philippines who transforms himself to different Disney characters using makeup and common household items.
A whole new world: JM Mirabel is both Alladin and Princess Jasmine!
Impressive Photos Of An Architect Highlight The World’s Beautiful Patterns And Hues
Be captivated by these stunning works of art!
Photography, being one of the popular mediums an artist uses to capture a beautiful portrait, freezes time and seals it into a picture as a memoir of a specific event.
With many aerial drone photography appearing from everywhere, one style stood out from the rest. This aerial photography from an architect who made his hobby his passion outside of his corporate job is just stunning. Check them out.
Demas Rusli is an Indonesian Architect based in Australia.