About Traditional Art / Professional Senior Member Armin MersmannMale/United States Groups Art-Passion-BETA Leave ur seat & fly with us Recent Activity
Favorite visual artist Ian Anderson Favorite movies Six Feet Under (TV) Favorite bands / musical artists Metallica.. 10 years ..Jethro Tull..BAP…Seether….Kathleen Edwards…Tool Favorite writers Adalbert Krei Other Interests art & music
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Aug 10, 2016 why not just take a photo? Apr 7, 2016 Die Ghul Show with ARMINMERSMANN Jan 17, 2016 out with Nimra…in with arminmersmann Dec 4, 2015 Television Interview: Uncommon Sense Feb 7, 2014 Passion HOW interview Mar 13, 2012 Taking the Good with the Bad Feb 13, 2012 made me think.
… Oct 27, 2011 One of realism. May 10, 2011 artist statement May 8, 2011 Happy Mother’s day
The end result is secondary to the process. My goal as a realist is to understand complexities and details; my interest is how the human eyes perceive not how a camera sees.. The hallmark of photorealism is capturing distortion and out of focus areas precisely how the camera does, I’m aware of these things and eliminate most of them. My journey begins at the first look of my model the drawing process then becomes an all-consuming study. When I complete the work, I develop an understanding of the subject that’s both heightened and very personal. After spending hundreds of hours drawing the small details it gives credence to a journey taking place that cannot be achieved by any other means. I don’t draw just what I see; it’s a combination of facts and feelings that would not work from just a snap of a shutter. I change and alter many things from the reference photos to me they are just a blueprint an informal guide at best, I transform not just translate what I am observing. I look at small particulars of a place that cannot be seen or deciphered by “normal” cameras. I delete, enhance, elaborate, exaggerate, alter and reinvent, and I do this with putting it through my own psyche. I change what’s in front of me, not for the sake of change but because it’s inevitable and expected, it’s filtered through 40 plus years of living. I have 100% control of every aspect of the final image can this be done with a photo and Photoshop? Perhaps, but not with my unique and very personal technical and artistic language.
Current Residence: Midland MI & Remscheid, GermanyFavorite genre of music: Metal, punk, Renaissance, rock and rollFavorite style of art: abstractMP3 player of choice: i-Pod
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In the end, some still call it photo-realism; it’s something as an artist I have to accept. We tend to put things in categories, I just have to keep on this road and be true to my vision and artistic language and it’s that honesty that will let me connect with some and not with others Armin