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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good Job, Whatshertits (Tip Toland)

Posted by on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 1:55 PM

This post is part of a series.

Through Saturday (Dec 1) at Davidson Galleries: the latest from Seattle's best hyperrealist sculptor, Tip Toland. They're larger than life size, each wrinkle a cavern.

  • Images courtesy the artist and Davidson Galleries




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Knat 1
It's damn good, but not to the level that merits "hyperrealistic," in my opinion. Unless you're using that term in some other way than a layman such as myself would interpret it. In my opinion, that term would more fairly apply to the Ellen Ripley sculpture by Steve Scotts that's been making the rounds on the Internet for a while now. This one lacks a lot of telltale human aspects to be convincing. It's more like a sculpture of a cartoon character, and I don't mean that to read as an insult.
Posted by Knat on November 29, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
Post_Mortem 2
As I understand it, 'hyperrealism' applies to shows like 24, comics like Hard Boiled, and things which go beyond or above realism.
Posted by Post_Mortem on November 29, 2012 at 2:35 PM · Report this
I admire the technical precision and artistry involved but the result freaks me the fuck out.
Posted by tkc on November 29, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
@1 Wow! That's freaky.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM · Report this
TVDinner 5
Posted by TVDinner http:// on November 29, 2012 at 4:39 PM · Report this
That is just awful.
Posted by sarah70 on November 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM · Report this
Can anyone explain to me why hyper realistic 3D work is somehow "important" while the same subject rendered in 2D would be scorned as no different than a photograph?
Posted by makemoreart on November 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this
Post_Mortem 8
I don't think anyone thinks Geoff Darrow's drawings are "no different than a photograph".
Posted by Post_Mortem on November 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM · Report this

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