Visual musing on reality. Meaning is in the eye (mind?) of the beholder.
All tables set and ready for patrons to fill. Upstairs at Bar Hortera, Latina Barrio, Madrid, March 2018.
Madrid, March 2018, La Latina Barrio, upstairs at Bar Hortera – I was too early to experience the night life at that fluo/glitter bar – Spaniards don’t even think about a night out until most of us are already in dreamland.
For this one, I still went heavy on textural accidents, but wanted to convey a feeling of a world-reality bubble.
From a quick stop in Burford, UK, around 2015, if memory serves.
Work started in 2015 – kept the wrinkled sky because I love the effect.
Part of my HIP series – for Hypertonal Impressionistic Painting – this quaint café in Budapest.
A painting started in 2015 and more or less finished in 2018 – Berlin in Winter impression, enhanced because the reality wasn’t nearly as interesting as this ;o)
My own particular, very subjective and surrealistic take on the Szimpla Kert ruin bar in Budapest. When I went there, it was love at first sight. This is one small area on the first floor of the romkocsma, (means ruin pub in Hungarian), located in the Jewish Quarter of Budapest.
Obviously a day capture. The night scene here is a different beast. The animations (quite a few if you look closely) represent how I see that place. I would definitely have made this pub my personal hangout if I lived in Budapest!
An animated gif of 2 of my digital paintings, merged to create this spoof of exhaut fumes from Berlin’s U6 tram spilling outside of the photograph in an English pub.
I always explore off the beaten path when I am in an unknown place. Montepulciano is a very beautiful city but to me, the visual gems are hidden in nooks and crannies, up – or down – hills, in cul-de-sacs, or behind buildings. This red Fiat was parked behind a building up a steep slope from a more commercial and busy shopping street.
This was late afternoon, with the sun still heavily splashing the rooftops, but only partially getting to street level. The lighting was perfect. It added mood and even highlighted the appropriate areas. I couldn’t have wished for a nicer setting.
It was very quiet. No one around. Just me and my camera. I framed my shot and took the photograph. I knew I’d be working on this one.