Inspiration and Michael Cheval

For assignment 4 – 5, I am looking at the idea of homage. In addition to homage, I want to bring together all the elements I have been studying.

I looked at the work of Emily Alchurch in my landscape module, though I did not have the time to use the ideas during that module her style of photomontage to recreate great works of art still intrigues me.

The idea of homage came to me by looking at Derek Galon’s work and Kirsty Mitchell, Derek made images that were a homage to the Dutch masters, Kirsty Mitchell made the wonderland series where every image looks like something from Alice in Wonderland, but none of them actually are they are all her own creation.

I want to combine all of that so that the driving inspiration is creating work in the style of a famous artist where they are not direct copies work that is a homage to that artist. The plan is to create all the people and props in digital 3D using Daz Studio, take faces from my photos and finish the work in photoshop to create the final photomontage.

I Will be drawing on the work of a new artist (to me) that I have discovered called Michael Cheval a contemporary artist known for his “Absurdist” paintings, drawings, and portraits that capture the imagination by turning reality on its head.