Monday, November 17, 2014

photorealism - Gottfried Helnwein - his latest works

ask for one classic example of Gottfried Helnwein's photorealist paintings and this iconic image will probably be conjured up by the mainstream mind, shattering the front cover of Scorpion's 1982 album BLACKOUT.

Gottfried Helnwein (born 8 October 1948) is an Austrian born Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna (Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien). He was awarded the Master-class prize (Meisterschulpreis) of the University of Visual Art, Vienna, the Kardinal-König prize and the Theodor-Körner prize. [source WIKI]

but his latest paintings are even more scary than those forks-in-eyes images from the halcyon days of OMNI science-fiction magazine, where I first came across the blitz-krieg-ing Helnwein Mentality in all its glossy full-page glory.






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