Wayne White's 'Word Paintings' Plaster Words Over Old Pieces

 - Jun 1, 2013
References: waynewhiteart & beautifuldecay
A collection of paintings called 'Word Paintings' by artist Wayne White deface cheap landscape paintings with expansive 3D typography. Using painting reproductions that can be found in a thrift shop, White created paintings with words that look like they were always there. The three dimensional words in Word Paintings interact with the original environment for a semi-realistic effect.

The collection of paintings focus on exploring themes of vanity and ego. White developed the message behind each painting to be "thought-provoking and almost always humorous," according to his site. Behind each of the Word Paintings is inspiration from White's memories of the south. References to the culture and vocabulary that the artist grew up around are evident in the paintings. Some of White's stylistic choices clearly come from his time in Tennessee.