20 Jan 2015

Photo-realistic Minimalism in Surreal Paintings

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Irish Artist Nigel Cox upon leaving college, embarked on a three year Transglobe Expedition, with Sir Ranulph Fiennes.  During his travels, predominately across sea and ice, he came across some beautiful but very remote areas, where there was almost a lack of detail in the landscape, where everything was quiet and any detail stood out from its surroundings.  Cox brought these experiences into his style of painting, he calls Photo-realistic Minimalism.  They almost look like, people plucked from their day to day lives and transported into a world without detail, forcing us to concentrate on the person, eliminating all of the distractions created by our everyday surroundings.  More below...

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The Kuni Inversion.
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Cox cleverly gives us people in different poses and painted from different vantage points, which differentiates them and makes them more interesting.  Like in a surreal painting the artist gives us, the viewer, just the slightest indication of what the paintings means, the rest us up to us to write our own story about the character in the painting.  The story will only be as good as your imagination, you know what they say, "if you don't use it, you loose it".

02-An-Urban-Solitude-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
An Urban Solitude.
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03-The-Black-Basque-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
The Black Basque.
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04-The-Kiss-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
The Kiss.
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05-A-Perfect-Day-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
A Perfect Day.
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06-The-Old-Parasol-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
The Old Parasol.
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The Gift.
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Red Satin.
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Sophisticated.
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Sunny Afternoon.
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11-The-Blue-Cuff-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
The Blue Cuff.
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G-Star.
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North Port Sanction.
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Packed Lunch.
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The Calling.
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The Calling Detail.
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A Steinbeck Moment.
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Autumn Morning.
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Blue.
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Shark.
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Vintage Black Velver.
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With Alice.
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23-The-Secret-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
The Secret.
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24-The-North-Face-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
The North Face.
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25-The-Pilgrim-Nigel-Cox-Photo-realistic-Minimalism-in-Surreal-Paintings-www-designstack-co
The Pilgrim.
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Branded.
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The Old Satchell.
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The Silver Bangle.
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Carlos Acosta II.
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