My name is Brock Pieper. I am exploring fears and afflictions that bind our psyches. I am interested in how each of us feels out of control in our own lives, my work comes from personal struggles. I create my drawings with attention to detail, while exaggerating reality. In my process I utilize many photographs as reference for my initial idea. In the process of my work, the idea begins to take form portraying psychological anxieties and fears.
While I do work with photos, I do not strive to create the appearance of a particular person or a perfect resemblance to the original image. I make it my own to fit the end result of what I am thinking and the implied emotion attached to each drawing. The attention to detail, in my drawings is my own interpretation and reflection of my thoughts and ideas. Essentially these drawings are our anxieties and psychological stresses exposed. These anxieties depicted through my drawings are essentially what makes us human.
More than a photographer, Sherry Pritz combines distinctive images with artistic enhancements to create her signature contemporary style. Working in both black and white, and color, she highlights certain aspects of an original photograph, with results resembling a painting. By selecting and skillfully layering a palette of colors, her subjects take on a surreal, sometimes abstract feel and a completely unique perspective emerges. Her work, with an urban appeal, commands attention in business and private settings – as an organic backdrop or a shining focal point. And a diverse range of subjects takes viewers from the simplest location in nature to exotic landmarks.
Her work is compared by many to Maxfield Parrish’s paintings, “known for their distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.”
Sherry’s talent has been the focus of regional and national interest. ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition selected her vibrant piece Sunflower for a 2009 episode. Her next project involves synchronizing iconic images of her home town for a symphony performance, Mussorgsky/Ravel’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
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