An­drew Theophilopou­los

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ME­DIA: Pho­to­shop

Canadian-born An­drew is at­tempt­ing to re­de­fine the le­git­i­macy of dig­i­tal art. His il­lus­tra­tion and con­cept art­work strive to “come to life with a mys­ti­cal sense of imag­i­na­tion and adventure, tinged with the clas­si­cal aes­thetic of the old masters.”

The award-win­ning artist has worked in the film in­dus­try, had his work ex­hib­ited in­ter­na­tion­ally and has even been com­mis­sioned to paint the por­traits of some of the world’s most in­flu­en­tial politi­cians.

1 Abit­bol Triplets “John Singer Sar­gent is one of my favourite pain­ters and I com­posed this in his shadow, hop­ing to cre­ate a clas­si­cal por­trait. I snagged sev­eral fluffy cos­tumes re­sem­bling a Sar­gent paint­ing, posed my mod­els and worked off a cou­ple of pho­to­shoots to cap­ture the ef­fect of twins in­ter­act­ing.”

2 Dou­ble Kill “This was one of the first times I suc­cess­fully used photo ref­er­ence. I can’t tell you how many awk­ward and strange things I’ve done to try and cap­ture the per­fect ref­er­ence for an im­age. Though I’ve adopted a rule where I try not to kill any more friends for the sake of paint­ing.”

3 The Leg­end of Tembo “It’s 300BC and Tembo takes charge of his Chi­nese army, ready to fight to the death. Here’s the last paint­ing from my in­tern­ship at Dig­i­tal Domain FL – a turn­ing point in my artis­tic jour­ney. When the stu­dio sud­denly shut in 2012, 300 em­ploy­ees were forced to say good­bye to our lit­tle friend: Tembo, RIP”

4 Sick of Hid­ing (Tiger) “This was the first paint­ing of my the­sis at Rin­gling Col­lege. I’ve re­mas­tered this il­lus­tra­tion ev­ery year since 2011. I plan to con­tinue play­ing with it as the years go on – stay tuned.”





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