SHAY KUN: "His" Augmented Reality...

From abstract to photographic realism, Shay Kun is like no other.... "The thing is that there are visible brush strokes. The shapes are not as dried and smooth as the computer screen shows. There are details that people can see in the paintings in person", SHAY KUN.

As he talks about how influential his parents were on his Art, he also states that they were "impressionists and really focused on fantastic realism.  Saturation wasn’t a bad word. Color is important because I’m a visual artist. I’m not a writer. I’m not a musician. The way I paint and grew up is all about color."

Let's look at pictures of 2 pieces you can find at the Aspen Art Gallery, and what inspired them:

UNIVERSAL STAMINA

Shay Kun first assembled 2 photographs: one of the Foreground (road, bikes and fields), and one of the sky. He added ballons too. Here the edited photo:

Shay Kun Aspen Art Gallery

... And here is the piece:

Universal Stamina - 50x44

Universal Stamina - 50x44

WE ARE HERE - 60 Diameter

Edited photo this piece is based on:

Shay Kun Aspen Art Gallery

... The Piece ...

Shay Kun Aspen Art Gallery
Shay KunBen Tomkins