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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 20 10:43 PM

May 21st, 2017: Micro-Art

Hasan Kale is described as a micro-artist. I think Id call him a mini-artist compared to the people who put The Lords Prayer on
the head of a pin, or carve a whole train in a pencil lead.
But semantics aside, he paints very small pictures in great detail, and hes damn good.

An avid artist, Hasan has been painting and drawing since early childhood in Istanbul. Now, he is famous for his micro-art. Using his rare gift for miniature painting and drawing, Hasan tries to interpret places, things, and feelings with a contemporary edge, but based in traditional fine art practices.
By adding new detail and decoration to old objects or small insignificant items, he transforms them into valuable fine art objects, and calls attention to worlds within worlds, tiny biomes underneath our own noses, reminding us to value everything, and inspiring us to see the potential in anything.
OK, hes good, hes famous, he can sell his work for big bucks. So why would he put the time and effort into painting things that
are impermanent, like a pumpkin seed, a half of an almond, an M&M, or gooey candy?
Is it showing off? Is it demonstrating the possibilities? Or does he just love to create?

Theres no way he can profit from painting the white "Stuff" in an Oreo or on his wrist.

As a matter of fact, if a Russian Billionaire takes a shine to that wrist painting, he better wash it off right quick.


Snakeadelic  Sunday May 21 08:16 AM

There’s no way he can profit from painting the white "Stuff" in an Oreo or on his wrist.

Commissions. In this day and age, photos like those on the Net will probably garner him a lot of attention and some lucrative commission requests.

And we all know creative goes with crazy anyway.

One of the vendors at the gem show that's been occupying my life for the last 4 days is selling slabs of landscape jasper with actual landscape elements painted in--brush, flowers, cowboys. Most of the slabs are no bigger than six inches in their longest dimension, so not as small as this guy, but if there's an art idea out there someone will do it.

The butterflies reminded me of what I thought the headline would be about: back in the 1800s "microscope art" was a huge fad. Rich people built tiny pictures out of diatom shells and single scales from butterfly wings directly on microscope slides, and some of those slides still survive.

Snakeadelic  Sunday May 21 08:17 AM

Also, this fella seems to really be into nautical scenes. Most of the architecture suggests roughly Middle Eastern historic, but 7 of the images shown have ships in water.

SPUCK  Sunday May 28 03:38 AM

What good are paintings only 5% of the world population can actually see?

I guess this is how he sticks it to those money grubbing art suppliers.

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 28 10:40 AM

What good is any size painting if it hangs in your house and only 0.000000005% of the world can actually see it? It's a personal thing, you own it and only people you want get to see it.

Gravdigr  Sunday May 28 03:36 PM

Originally Posted by Snakeadelic View Post
Most of the architecture suggests roughly Middle Eastern historic...
Well, his name is Hasan...

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday May 28 10:31 PM

And he grew up in Istanbul.

BigV  Monday May 29 01:10 PM

Not Constantinople.

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