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Peter Ravn Perplexes Audiences with Mysteriously Dapper Subjects

 - Jun 27, 2011
References: peterravn & sweet-station
I've always found business attire to be suave, yet sinister and hopefully these Peter Ravn paintings better illustrate my point. Just looking at these pseudo-realistic images, one can't help but think that something malevolent is about to take place between the two men featured in the pictures.

Peter Ravn is a Danish artist who holds a degree in architecture and design. His paintings are engaging in their cinematic feel and onlookers can easily affix dramatic narratives to go along with each masterfully crafted illustration. My favorite of the images found in this gallery is the one featuring a man turned away from the viewer. The grid design on his back is neat, but I'm more curious as to what he's secretly plotting in his head...

Implications - Consumers respond exceedingly well to shock imagery, especially ones that twist commonplace scenarios. The discomfort these images evoke also engage. Corporations looking for innovative shock imagery for advertising campaigns can similarly add a layer of unorthodoxy into everyday pictures.