William Herwig

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Artwork
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon #1 oil on canvas 96 x 92 in 2008
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon #2 oil on canvas 96 x 92 in 2008
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon #3 oil on canvas 96 x 92 in 2009
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon #4 oil on canvas 96 x 92 in 2009
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon #5 oil on canvas 96 x 92 in 2010
William
Herwig
Artist's Statement

With my current series, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon”, I am exploring the themes of history, aging and the passing of time and how these ideas can be applied to an image in the digital realm.

I began with a digital image of Pablo Picasso's painting "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon”. The idea was to create a painting that was "aged" digitally.

With a digital image, there are many "destructive" forces that can be applied to cause the image to lose information. For example, shrinking the image down to 1% of its size, and then blowing it back up again, or repeatedly blurring and sharpening the image. When applied hundreds of times, the image loses more and more information to the point where it becomes virtually unrecognizable.

After the image was created in Photoshop, I painted it in oil on canvas roughly 8 feet square, the same size as the original Picasso painting.

Bio/Resume

EDUCATION

BFA in Painting Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA
-Graduated with Departmental Honors in Spring 2002

EXHIBITIONS
-Inaugural Exhibition Group Show
Sunshine International Contemporary Art Museum
Beijing, China September 26- November 30, 2008
"Demoiselles #1, #2" included

-Eighteenth National Juried Exhibition Group Show
Viridian Artists Gallery
Juror: Charlotta Kotik-Curator Brooklyn Art Museum
"Untitled XI" Selected for 1st Prize
New York, NY July 9- 27, 2007

-Connections Group Show
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Red Hook Brooklyn May 12- June 17, 2007

-Summer Thunder 2006 Group Show
New York, NY August 3- August 31, 2006

-Artists of Hawai'i The Honolulu Academy of Art
Juror: Janet Koplos Senior Editor Art in America
Honolulu, HI July 1- August 1, 2004