Recently, we’ve witnessed a plethora of painters incorporating computer graphics, screen aesthetics, 3D modeling, and plastic rendering into their traditional medium. Cesar Piette has been pushing this genre into new territory with his hyperplastic airbrush paintings. Using traditional painting methods, from monochromatic coats and color layering to essential characteristics such as perspective, light, and composition, his works on panel reinvent figurative painting. Using airbrush as his tool of choice, the French artist creates hyperplastic realist images that sit in the liminal space of painting, toy design, photography and 3D rendering. He maintains handmade qualities through tiny imperfections, but these works reference classical painting and directly challenge the present and future of the medium. We were very intrigued by Piette’s Pixar-esque…

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