Bridgeman Studio artist Alice Gur-Arie creates a portrait of a mastiff for Year of the Dog, commissioned by Vollmer Cultural Consultants, Inc.
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.”
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.”
Pup, from the series Year of the Dog, 2017 (repainted photograph) by Alice Gur-Arie; Private Collection / Bridgeman Images
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