Friday, May 10, 2013
other people's work part 33
There are many artists whose work I admire but a few days ago I came across some images painted by a young, self taught, Dutch painter named Thijme Termaat that quite blew me away. Not only are they exquisitely crafted but what's so striking to me is their inherently positive vision of life. You can read an interview with the artist as well as see larger versions of paintings shown in the video by going here. He's a pretty fascinating young man.
Thijme made this video over the course of three years (yes, one year per minute) using simple, stop-motion and time-lapse techniques and no digital effects. What he did do was to always wear the same shirt in order to not distract the viewer from the paintings but if you look closely, you'll notice his steadily growing hair is suddenly tied in a knot. Watching it full screen is even more of a treat.
Hmmm. He also seems able to paint using both hands.