Images in Action: Year of the Dog

Bridgeman Studio artist Alice Gur-Arie creates a portrait of a mastiff for Year of the Dog, commissioned by Vollmer Cultural Consultants, Inc.

 

ADK3703900 Ceasar, Year of the Dog, 2017 (repainted photograph) by Gur-Arie, Alice; Private Collection; in copyright PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images represents the copyright holder of this image and can arrange clearance.
Caesar, Year of the Dog, 2017 (repainted photograph) by Alice Gur-Arie; Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

This is the fifth “Year of” commission she has done for the New York based company. She will also be exhibiting her work at Roy’s People Art Fair from the 12th – 15th April in London.

Bridgeman Studio artist Alice Gur-Arie began her career as a conceptual copywriter, graphic designer, and creative director, eventually responsible for positioning global brands, and developing and executing their marketing and communication strategies. Several years ago she returned to her creative roots, publishing work that “sits in the sweet spot where fine art and photography converge.”

 

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The finished piece for Vollmer Cultural Consultants, Inc.
Alice’s work begins with photographs, which she takes around the world. Treating the photograph as a canvas, she repaints the image by hand digitally in layers with a “brush”. Of her creative approach she says, “What is critical, is understanding that my work is not about digital manipulation or software, but about my vision, and my ability to transform the canvas into an aesthetically compelling, memorable, visual experience.”

 

ADK3618131 Pup, from the series Year of the Dog, 2017 (repainted photograph) by Gur-Arie, Alice; Private Collection; it is possible that some works by this artist may be protected by third party rights in some territories PLEASE NOTE: Bridgeman Images represents the copyright holder of this image and can arrange clearance.
Pup, from the series Year of the Dog, 2017 (repainted photograph) by Alice Gur-Arie; Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Alice Gur-Arie is represented by:

The Apple Gallery
Caiger Contemporary Art
Curious Duke Gallery

More information on Alice Gur-Arie:

Long listed, Secret Art Prize 2017
Top Ten Art List CultureLabel.com 2016
Shortlisted, Bridgeman Studio Award 2016
Artist of the Month, Bridgeman Images April 2015
Long listed, Aesthetica Art Prize 2014
Nominated, Terry O’Neill Tag Photography Award 2013

 

 

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