Friday, January 11, 2008

get born, get bertho






here are two examples of paintings by french artist philippe bertho. his imagination makes me feel small and dead. what an insane combination of pop art and the surreal.

47 comments:

jedi-iwakura said...

This really makes my head hurt, sweetie.

:3 And you are just as painfully great in your own rights. We can't compare unique-ness. That just wouldn't be fair.

Anonymous said...

"Tango In a Box" is my desktop!
He's really very talented.

clandestinechic1 said...

i like the pictures, although i don't understand them but i personally think that is what makes me like them even more. thanks for sharing those.

tomoepet said...

You are on a roll dude!
I likey what you likey.
COOL & CREATIVE!

ilovepetewentz said...

not sure what that mean's but it's cool i guess luv ya pete

ridingmetro said...

I met Philippe in Boston in November. He's amazing.
I'm going to be at Congress tonight, maybe I'll see you and wave?

Melanie said...

Those are mind blowing. The sort of blowing your mind gets from a good blow dryer, when you can't really hear anything and you're head is super hot. Yeah, exactly.

I seriously suggest you check out some of Salvador Dali's work if you're interested in realism meets dreams of a crack addict.

bibliophile23 said...

I don't know who this Dali guy thinks he is-he's got a killer 'stache, but I like my clocks in their solid form (thank you very much). But Bertho's paintings look like Pleasantville.
Or The Truman Show.
Minus Jim Carey of course.

-Andrea

Shaun said...

did you say "Painting?" You would have an easier time convincing me that the are photographs set up and taken than that one man could have so much depth and imagination.

gimone said...

It is.

I like surreal paintings.
You know Salvador Dali, he's made really cool and original ones. Very impressive.

lilangelof2006 said...

I can say the same about you. The things you do and write make me feel as though my writing is nothing. You are amazing in your own way!

grey.skies.dark.lies said...

they make you think, something i rarely do...
small and dead? hmm... they make me feel entranced.

dustonabutterflyswing said...

They make me want to sit quietly and do nothing. Is that me falling through life?

earthlove said...

I really like the pictures, they keep me thinking. ha

rachelelizabeth said...

you should check out www.briandonnelly.org .... some pretty cool stuff that really gets you thinking. and he was just in a show over in LA!
xo

Anonymous said...

these kind of remind me of the dada movement with a more modern twist and a little less anger. I really like the sensuallness of them...like you could reach out and pull the little man out like an action figure. They are very realistic almost like a picture.

Sam said...

that's really interesting. I seriously stared at it for like 10 minutes before realizing I was slowly spacing out. it catches the eye.

TurnUpTheMusicc said...

wow. that is amazing art work. me likey the pictures. simple but so intracate. =D

ur just as talented in your own way.

Left and Right said...

Pretty fresh. I see what you mean.
I want to pick this man's brain, plant the harvest and hope the apples don't fall too far from the tree. Thanks.

VivaLaRepartee said...

those are really cool. I wish I had imagination like that.

Shauna said...

i am so very glad that you are A.) sharing with us things that you like in terms of art and design (besides your own stuff, jerk)...B.) left comments on, even though you get a few 'winners'... C.) show us that yes, you also waste time looking at random junk on the internet.

see you in the Village, for our next monthly "Hi I know you...Okay, bye!"

XO.

hisweakness said...

Wow ! this guy thinks out of the box . I wish my mind was that flexible . Compared to him my mind has cramps and broken legs .

sydney said...

that's pretty insane. i'm looking for paintings and shit for my room. maybe i'll get one of his somehow.

Melanie said...

I especially like the first one. The way it looks like you're seeing the background pattern through a magnifying glass or far from away is really interesting.

hearts*lies*friends* said...

his art blows my mind.amazing.

Anonymous said...

surrealism dude

Anonymous said...

wow, it really gives off the illusion of 3d space... very cool!

have you ever heard of frank stella? i think you'd like his later paintings (the ones from the 90s).

Nina said...

That's really amazing! Thanks for showing me that, I'm gonna look up more of that artist now.

FrUiTyPeBbLeS276 said...

WOWWEEEE. that is amazing...

Mara Issabel said...

wow. amazing and surreal. i love his works.

xXxpwnstarxXx said...

that's awesome. funky, but...i dunno how to describe it. i wish i had money....and my own apartment to put one in...meh.

Jamie said...

I honestly don't get both. :(

It catches attention in its own little ways and I cannot describe how much it hurt my brain thinking about what the painting could probably mean. :(

"Small and dead," Pete, no. I still remember that picture you posted on your Clandestine buzznet account. The one where you drew an eye on your right hand? Yeah, I can't describe itas well. You make me feel small and dead, if you didn't know. In fact, I think you make tons of people feel that way because of your raaad imagination.

You are a mad man, dude. :]
I love yaa.
Keep it up!

Oh, and when you find out what it means, please share. ;) Cause I have a feeling I will never understand it unless someone tells me. :)

Much love.
Jamie :]

catharsis20 said...

I peruse all of the comments,
find interesting ones,
and read their journals.

Beware if you don't want to be read,
hide the originality.

(write how much you love
everything this thirty year old kid
is selling you.
and I won't even glance a second time at your comment.)

rox said...

it is very dali-esque meets lichtenstein meets warhol. Art like that needs to make a major resurgence this century. seeing other's amazing work can make you feel like what you've done so far seem like nothing. just use it as a catalyst to improve

Dianna said...

those are sweet...it kind of hurts your eyes to look at it though. bertho is a very talented guy.

irishsaints said...

wow. that really makes my eyes hurt.

don't feel dead. we love your writings. we really do.

SusieQ said...

You know Pete, if you like that you'd probably like Takashi Murakami. He's the genius behind some of Louis Vuitton's bags, Kanye's single cover, and japanese anime-esque styled artwork.

He's currently got some of his stuff at MOCA LA, maybe you should go and check it out.

After all...who doesn't like sculptures of ejaculating?

Anonymous said...

they make me feel like i am looking at something that i can't understand. that's why i love it.

Christiex

Wiitarded said...

I love his use of circles. Thanks for the intro to a new (to me) artist.

On another art note: I got an FOB inspired tattoo...a picture of it is on my page. It turned out beautifully so thanks to you guys for making the music. : )

clandestinerevolution said...

im glad someone found this. id would have sucked if it went unnoticed.

misstiffany said...

i really love this.

misstiffany said...

i really like "focus" by him. one of my favorite artists is Hussein Saidi. he does contemporary african art. his website is www.ujamaArt.com

[ epiphany ] said...

i want that hanging in my room...
i mena right now!!

alyson said...

i like the polka-dots

horror park rat jessica said...

That's almost as moving as Gandhi.

Prisci said...

Certain français ont la classe et tu sais les repérrer!

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