Artist: James Chiew
Title: Van Gogh
Technique: Lenticular / wooden frame
The artwork “Van Gogh” created by artist James Chiew depicts the iconic Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh wearing headphones and smoking a cigarette. The technique used is lenticular, which creates an illusion of movement and depth, and is presented in a wooden frame.
The choice to portray Van Gogh in a modern and relaxed manner highlights the artist’s influence on popular culture and contemporary art. The headphones and cigarette suggest a bohemian and defiant lifestyle, which can be associated with the romanticized image of the artist.
With dimensions of 123x93cm, “Van Gogh” is a medium-sized artwork that can be appreciated in a variety of spaces and environments. Ultimately, James Chiew’s artwork invites the viewer to reflect on the influence of Van Gogh on popular culture and the ever-changing nature of art and the artist’s image over time.