Houses in Art – Nathan Walsh

Amazing artist Nathan Walsh paints with such precision it is hard to believe this is not a photograph in front of you! Enjoy!

23 Skidoo
23 Skidoo

Little Russia
Little Russia
"Perhaps the first thing to say about Nathan Walsh's astonishing photorealist cityscapes is that, for all the seeming influence of photography in their making, it is, paradoxically, their distance from that medium which makes them into interesting paintings. Walking the streets, making complex perspectival drawings that subtly adjust space to make a good picture, a knowledge of art history, Bonnington in particular – Walsh uses all these means to arrive at something much richer and more thoughtful." Nicholas Usherwood 2007 Galleries Magazine
New York Reflections
New York Reflections

New York
New York

In artist's own words: "The work on this site represents a selection of my output from the past five years. I deal exclusively with the urban landscape and aim to present a painted world which in some ways resembles the world we live in. I am fascinated by the city, it's visual complexity and constant state of flux. The act of painting is an attempt fix this information and give vision to our experience of living within it.
The work aims to create credible and convincing space which whilst making reference to our world displays it's own distinct logic. This space is created through drawing, which I see as fundamental in establishing a world the viewer can engage with. Drawing allows me to make human pictorial decisions instead of relying on the mechanical eye of a camera or software package. This process is open ended and changes from one painting to the next. Whilst I employ a variety of perspectival strategies, these methods are not fixed or rigid in their application. Working with a box of pencils and an eraser I will start by establishing an horizon line on which I will place vanishing points to construct simple linear shapes which become subdivided into more complex arrangements.
By using simple mathematical ratios I can begin to describe concrete form within my picture plane. Over a period of time I will draw and redraw buildings, manipulating their height, width or nature in relation to other pictorial elements. By introducing spatial recession to these elements I aim to present a world the viewer can enter into and move around.
Some of the more recent works deal with layers of information, whether this be the description of reflective surfaces or the combination of inside and outside spaces. This I believe offers great potential for re-preseting reality, sandwiching what's in front of and and behind the viewer together. This again allows for further pictorial invention and new realities.
Duplicating the flatness of a photograph or a series of stitched together photographs is of no interest to me. A camera lens will have a fixed focal length and a software package will obey a set of algorithms. The reproduction in paint of these mechanical processes negates the human experience of responding to the world. "
Prague
Prague

Queensboro Bridge
Queensboro Bridge

Reichstag Dome
Reichstag Dome

Nathan Walsh belongs to a new generation of artists who are extending the boundaries of realist painting. His paintings demonstrate an ambitious project of combining photographic source material with the traditional skills of the representational artist. This is not easy painting but the bracing clarity of his work and the satisfaction we can derive in spending time with it shows a significant achievement. Clive Head 2007
Rockfeller
Rockefeller

Verona 2
Verona

Verona
Verona

With heart and style from Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty

www.MarinaG.ca

More houses in Art:

Antonio Nunziante
Rick Taylor
Maria Chepeleva
Lee Mothes
Diane Millsap
Willem Haenraets
George Kovach
Dmitry Kustanovich
Eric Dowdle
Judy Gibson
Alena Dergileva
Alice Dalton Brown
John Sloan
Sung Kim
Ruth Sanderson
Raphael Toissaint
Alexej Shalaev
Daniel Wall
Laurent Parcelier
Dae-Chun Kim
Denis Oktyabr
Antoine Blanchard
Thierry Duval
Rimma Vyugova
Zinoviy Sydoriv
John Patrick O'Brien
Anatoly Metlan
Mark King
Edward Gordon
Evgeny Lushpin
Raynald Leclerc
Sergey Brandt
Robert Pejman
Thomas Kinkade
Mikki Senkarik
Leonid Afremov

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