alright ladies - put your voting hats on!*
you may remember this post about gabriel dawe and anne lindberg - that was what inspired me to create this new bi-weekly feature "art vs. art." i'm pretty pumped about it, because the more i look for it, the more i find art which is very similar. it's bound to happen right? but the question is...who does it better?
today i have two amazing artists for you. matthew brandt i have featured before, and his art vs. art competitor is tchmo. no last name, like madonna and beyonce.
matthew brandt takes photographs of scenery/water bodies, and then from what i can gather, he soaks the print in the water which is featured within the image. for example, the very red image below is entitled veil lake ca 5 and the medium is described as "c print soaked in veil lake water." so that's how he gets those cool effects - pretty amazing right?
tchmo is very mysterious. he doesn't say much about his work except "i mash things up." it's anyone's guess as to how - whether it involves a double exposure, or work done in the dark room or photoshop. heck, maybe he is literally mashing together two different images. in fact - for all i know these are paintings not photographs. either way the result is some pretty amazing grainy overlays of colour and image.
but, you can't deny their similarity - so which do you prefer and why??
all images via the artist's websites