Arthur Brouthers, from southern California, is well-knowed in the contemporary art scene for his peculiar painting technique. Brouthers uses acryclic paitnting and other chemical agents to recreate a 3D illusional effect filled of texture and depth.
“My work is inspired by the individuality of all physical things and energies found in the natural world. Regardless of their differences, everything has the ability to exist harmoniously; plants, animals, rock formations, stars, gases, and all there is.
When painting abstracts I attempt to mimic those inconsistent laws of perfection”, he says on his personal website.
His special technique is mainly used to texturize the skin of his subjects, using from 4 to 15 layers of acrilic paint, pigmented inks and spray paint to deepen the effect and reach the vivid final effect.
“Arthur Brouthers experimented for years with acrylic paint and other mediums before arriving at his current process, which produces wild textures that mimic celestial bodies and microscopic processes. In the artist’s figurative work, the human body takes on an otherworldly form when it consists of this material”, says about him Andy Smith of Hi-Fructose Magazine.
To view more of his work, check out also his Instagram profile.