Paintings by Glennray Tutor
Photorealistic paintings of comic books and marbles.
The idea for my comic book series comes directly from my experiences, all the way from childhood to the present day. While my work does share some of the characteristics associated with the Photorealist style, I am, at the same time well aware that many of my artistic concerns differ from the traditional tenets of Photorealism. Other artists have painted marbles (Thiebaud, I believe, was the first) and comics (Lichtenstein, with his paintings in the 60s). The difference between us is that these artists concentrated on the objects as objects—static, unaccompanied on the canvas. What I’m doing in a painting is presenting an object arranged with other objects so that an interplay of the visual, emotional, and intellectual occurs, similar to the way notes and chords function in a musical composition.