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The Travis Louie Drawings are Inspired by Film Noir

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Nov 9, 2011 • References: coolhunting
The latest Travis Louie portraits are inspired by film noir.

Artist Travis Louie's latest work takes a cue from the deeply imaginative and dark world of film noir. The compilation of paintings aims to create an eerie visual tone taken from old film as well as the artist's own dream life. The monochromatic pieces are reminiscent of cinematic early German Expressionist film imagery where muted shadows appear high in contrast. The portraits are also very surreal due to their distinctive and whimsical subject matter. The artist uses mixed media in this set, including the transparent layering of watercolors, acrylic paint and graphite. Travis Louie's blending technique leaves no brush strokes visible or left behind, creating an overall smoothness, fluidity and visual continuity within the mystical painting compilation.