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Aaron Nagel Explores Themes of Power and Guilt

— September 28, 2010 — Naughty
After perusing through Aaron Nagel's photorealistic paintings, I can't believe that he's completely self-taught. His masterpieces are so detailed and precise, I can't imagine that anyone so talented didn't have the direction supplied by a teacher.

Calling himself a "figurative oil painter," Aaron Nagel explores the "themes of power and guilt," according to Lifelounge. Based in California, I can only imagine he has found a plethora of inspiration.
Trend Themes
1. Photorealistic Paintings - Advancements in technology and software have made it easier for artists to create photorealistic paintings with less training and experience, disrupting traditional methods of painting.
2. Exploration of Psychological Themes - There is an increased interest in artists exploring psychological themes in their work, providing new opportunities to disrupt the traditional narrative-driven art industry.
3. Self-taught Talent - The rise of self-taught artists such as Aaron Nagel presents an opportunity to disrupt the art education industry, creating alternative paths for aspiring artists to develop their skills and gain recognition in the art world.
Industry Implications
1. Art Supplies - As artists experiment with new techniques and styles, there is a growing demand for specialized art supplies and materials that can help them achieve their vision, opening up opportunities for innovation in the art supplies industry.
2. Art Education - The success of self-taught artists like Aaron Nagel presents a challenge and opportunity to art educators to rethink how they teach and support aspiring artists, and consider new and innovative approaches to art education.
3. Art Galleries - Artists exploring new themes and techniques can present a challenge for galleries to curate and present their work in a way that resonates with audiences, providing opportunities for disruptive innovation in the art gallery industry.
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