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Sea Life Art by Simon Schrikker is Dark and Formidable

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Mar 24, 2013 • References: simonschrikker and ianbrooks.me
Using extremely thick layers of paint, Simon Schrikker depicts fearsome sea creatures in his Sea Life art series.

Not bothering to use thin, exacting lines to define precise features and details, the artist portrays an even more realistic view of life under water with swirls of color that overlap and blur into each other. His octopus and shark paintings overwhelm the canvas with their thickly applied texture, making the animals seem to be swimming just below the surface of a roiling and tumultuous sea.

Capturing the dark depths of the sea, Simon Schrikker can relay convincing images of sea creatures while only hinting at their general shapes and gestures through his contemporary Sea Life art series.