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A Little Bit Of Love by hyper-tom A Little Bit Of Love by hyper-tom
Tom Martin
''A little bit of love''
2012
acrylic on aluminium composite panel
140cm by 100cm.

This is a painting I have made for the upcoming ''Londons Calling'' show at Plus One Gallery. In terms of subject... The subject is not London specific, but, marmalade on toast is a very british thing to have, so thats why I chose this subject. In addition to the still life element of the composition you will notice that I have depicted a brick wall. Though bricks are used worldwide, in many shapes and sizes, the red brick wall is something for me which reprsents where I come from. The vast majority of housing around my home in yorkshire is red brick. To an extent therefore I do see that as a british thing. In addition to this I also simply used it as a device to give a sense of scale. To help me create a Tromp L'Oeil. Bricks are something which everyone can relate to and everyone knows an approximate size for.

Sat within the cavity, is a massively scaled up still life composition, which gives a sense of conflict between the two. I wanted to create an impossible existance, which when viewed could be believed as a physical possibility. Thats essentially the theme which my current work is revolving around.

I also decided with this piece to further my investigations into colour theory... You may or may not be aware of the current work I'm doing into investigating CMYK dot patterns. The blue background of this painting is made up of these dots. Essentially I have given the viewer three different ways of seeing colour in this painting:

1. A background which from a distance appears blue, but is actually made up of a series and arrangement of calculated CMYK dot proportions.
2. A brick wall which has been desaturated, leaving only a monochrome effect. I used only black paint to create this.
3. The still life composition has been created as usual, with paint, with airbrush and paintbrush.

So there you go, an impossible juxtaposition, painted in three very different ways of seeing colour. Something which no photograph can ever achieve.
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xoSweetCandyox Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
its amazing :D

Its interesting you don't want you pictures to be confused with being photographs as most hyper realism artists seem to want that :)

None of your pictures look like photos to me.. if thats good news to you...

But to be able to draw like you do is a gift, wow :)
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Raj-chourasiya Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Speeeeeeeeeeeechless!!!!!    :o_o: 
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JesCallie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
HOW is this a painting?
there is absolutely no trace. incredible.
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Corso27 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i cant really belive this is a painting how do u do it
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Wow! I'm loving it!
And i love the them you have and the way you have set up this impossible image!
And, as always, with great execution! :clap:
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
thanks a lot storm!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You are very welcome! :wave:
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heartinart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now you are the best!!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
not quite. thanks
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heartinart Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, you are. It is one of the best still-life paintings in dA
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ladyalita Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow so many great levels of textures. You show much mastery in this one.



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My Heart and Soul: [link]
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
thank you
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S-NOBLE Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fab work, again. Love it.
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thanks
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Marco-R Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
now that is one great painting!
i didn't like the composition with the female model (if you might accept my humble opinion), it was a violent twist in your work and it didn't suite well what i think you can do best: still life.
yet it was interesting to see a living being amongst dead objects, but you know... maybe Still life can Move too. ; )
Good luck on your work!
Cheers,
Marco

PS: and if you believe that objects can move, you might see your marmelade dancing! : )
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
thanks for the opinion. its not the last time, I will be painting the figure again.
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Marco-R Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
and i hope you do that! i'll stay tuned for more.
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oneEdge Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another winner buddy!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
thanks dude.
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dizzykid Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
love how you are pushing this concept ... a very strong piece and well executed as always
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
thanks dude. Glad you think its got potential.
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cerveza666 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Wow, that`s very nice.
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
thank you
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have featured your awesome work here: [link]
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
many thanks giselle.
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peelonika Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
brilliance!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
thanks
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Hai-Ikurei Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student
I do not understand how this has not received a Daily Deviation yet. Such an amazing a realistic composition, you work never ceases to impress and awe me!
Excellent work! I'll continue to enjoy your art as it comes <3
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
thanks very much.. cheers!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this has to be one of your best yet!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
thanks shelley!!
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shelleysupernova Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome. I am totally in awe of your work and wish you every success as an artist!
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I must be very British...I love marmalade on toast lol! Just amazing this piece and all of your work...I get so inspired by your hyper-realism to keep pushing myself to get better and better at my work so I can be this good someday :) using just my pastels :)
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
thanks very much
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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crmsndragonwngs Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is incredible. You've blown my mind once again!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
thanks
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leeanderson Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
love it!

anyone else see the smiley faces :) in the CMYK pattern background?
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
yep.. haha thanks
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bryanhible Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Really enjoying this direction your new work has taken. Always been a fan of trompe l'oeil and surrealism and you have fused these ideas and taken them a step further. It makes for very intriguing viewing as well as the usual marvelling at technical excellence. Great stuff. I hope the tag Hyper-Surrealism sticks ;)


ps. It looks just like a photo! Haha :)
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
haha thanks bryan
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bryanhible Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Forgot to ask - when does the show start?
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ELF-fn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
unbelievable. i would love to see that in real. thank you for sharing!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
thank you
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bibi-rocks Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I refuse to acknowledge that as a painting. I just can't.
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Jacks131391 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As per your usual, this is amazing! Your play with sizes (in the bricks especially) forces a double-take to make sure the eyes aren't decieving. The colour-play is amazing, the blue you achieved is the perfect complement to the marmalade, really makes the whole piece pop.

In short, well done!!!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
thanks very much jacks!!
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manush1991 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wish you would exhibit here in india, i would hound you till i understand your working process.

good luck with the exhibition tom. :)
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
thanks very much manush
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Simzzzz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
looking good dude, well neat.

In terms of colour theory, I like how you have used the cooler background hues to recede and play off against the warmer foreground colour and the still life element, which assists in pushing it to the forefront as a focal point.

good work and look forward to seeing it.
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