The Photograph Art of Thorsten Brinckmann: “Serial Collector”

We have seen images of German-based Thorsten Brinkmann’s work in the past, but we hadn’t fully understood how big his body of work was. The element of old mastery style portraits is what initially makes the work familiar, but of course, what is going on in the photographs is something conceptual and not typical in the least.

The still-life portraits contain objects from Brinkmann’s collection, from which he calls himself a “serial collector.” A here is the kicker: Thorsten Brinkmann photographs himself in these scenes and costumes. And of course, the absence of the face is a powerful characteristic in all of these photographs.


When Colour Occupies Space: Paint Chip Art by Peter Combe

San Francisco-based visual artist creates three-dimensional artworks using household paint swatches as his prime matter, usually hand-punched into small disks. He then fits these disks into bevel-cut grooves on a specially prepared archival material in order to create his pieces, ranging from abstract pattern-based colour compositions to realistic portraits of people. Apart from producing portraits commissioned by collectors, Combe also likes to work with images found on social media, especially Instagram


Derek Overfield-charcoal on paper

on Etsy

Derek Overfield is an American artist and graphic designer. His work focuses on the human figure, primarily the male figure, and explores themes of power, romanticism and mystery. His influences range from classicism to comic book art. Derek Overfield studied painting at Fairmont State College under the guidance of Lynn Boggess, and alongside his future wife and fellow painter Lauren Adams. He gained his Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts/Graphics in 2003.  Professionally, Derek has exhibited in numerous competitions and exhibitions. He has won several prestigious awards such as the Award of Excellence at the 2011 West Virginia Juried Exhibition at the Stifel Arts Center in Wheeling, WV. His work has been exhibited at Terra Gallery in Columbus, OH, the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC and can be found at bengowing.com. His work is included in the collections of Fairmont State University and the West Virginia State Museum, as well as numerous international private collections. / Official website

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