Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect.
Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures
Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion.
Artist: David Spriggs
Original post: http://www.visualnews.com/2011/01/04/3d-paintings-on-panes-of-glass/