New York City Artist, Valerie Hegarty, has a breathtaking exhibit of well-known art pieces from History. The twist is that the Art is destroyed and warped by devices that are relevant to their historical importance creating surreal paints.
Whether it is natural disasters, fire or water damage, or nature growing through the art, it is a beautiful and thought provoking display. This is 3D masterpieces, a fact that makes them even more impressive and worth of admiration. Take a look at some works from Valerie and decide by yourself if they worth a visit.
The artist says she wasn’t supposed to be an artist: “I didn’t plan on getting into the artistic industry when I went to college. I ended up taking an art class my junior year in college and switched my major to art.”
“People started to see my work and eventually a gallery approached me to do a solo show and then represented me. I spent the past ten years selling my work at galleries and sometimes working part-time jobs to make ends meet.”
The artist says she gets her inspiration from my daily life, observations in nature, current news stories including climate change, American art history, and art history in general.
“I’d describe my style as experimental and subversive. There are large variations between some works and sometimes I do several pieces that are using a similar idea. If I were to describe a signature touch with my work, it would be that it looks like it is decaying.”
From melting things to give a destroyed appearance to the paintings, everything that passes on Valery’s hands is turned into art.
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