Black Velvet Magic

Before reading  this post, I recommend cueing up Martin Denny in Pandora and then give this a look…

I came across these black velvet paintings and had to post them. Robb Hamel reinvents the scholcky black velvet medium as anything but schlock.

Here's what the artist says about the paintings:

“…my work is based on a range of values (levels of brightness) that have a certain effect on the human psyche, especially with respect to the sense of mood. Translation: my paintings are not the screamingly bright things that people have come to expect from todays art. One reviewer described them as "brooding" - this is my exact intent.”

Mahalo nui loa.

Via Boing Boing

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