Art With Apple: Reinventing Classic Art
My good friend, Tasso, has geniusly recreated the classic art piece, ‘The Son of Man’, which you may recognize below:
Artist: René Magritte
This time, he’s used the iPhone, replacing the ‘Apple’ in a modern twist.
Cached is an original piece in an ongoing untitled series about technology and the effects it has on interpersonal connections. This work is an homage to the french artist Rene Magritte’s very well known “Son of Man,” the title alluding to a term used to describe a type of temporary memory used in technology today
Tasso creates all his artwork by using photographs, usually taken by himself, with heavy emphasis on high contrast. Using a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator, he isolates and vectorizes only a handfull of layers to create his signature minimalist look.
Best known for his contribution to the NuMedia Art Movement by using photography and vector-based programs, Tasso is a philosopher at heart who creates discussion pieces with philosophical ideas embedded in both his fine art pieces and his commercial designs. His unique skills in blending art with technology continues throughout many mediums, which has awarded him a strong reputation in many creative and marketing arenas.
Currently, he is in the process of completing his newest series “&ND” which is scheduled for release in the winter of 2012 at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, CA. The opening art exhibit will be an installation of 15 original pieces which, as Tasso describes, is “about everything.” He has remained tight lipped about the series but what he has mentioned is that it is heavily influenced by the lectures of Alan Watts, a well known philosopher who is widely considered to have been one of the heaviest influences of Eastern Philosophy in the West.
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