Justin Mortimer is an English contemporary painter. He works in oil paint and is a PAINTING GOD. My favorite thing about his work is the ‘flash photography’ effect–dark, murky shadow-backgrounds with highlighted subjects towards the foreground. It’s an incredible technique to achieve in paint and affords the work a very distinct ‘night vision’ feel, like the subjects are caught in the proverbial headlights of the viewer’s gaze, doing lewd and secretive things. The above images are from his 2010-2011 collection, and blew my fucking mind.
“There are some people in the world who say that writing stories, or composing music or dancing sparkly dances is easy for them. Nothing interferes with their ability to create. While I celebrate their creative freedom, a little part of me just wants to punch those motherfuckers in the teeth. This song, I sing this song for you guys and for all the rest of us.”
ANYONE WITH A DREAM
[to make art, to write, to dance, to bake, to act or play music: to create]
ABSOLUTELY MUST HEAR THIS SONG, AND PLAY IT EVERY TIME THEY ARE HAVING DOUBTS