This is remarkable work by mural artist John Pugh, who excels in trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) paintings. These are NOT real settings or environments, but rather paintings on flat walls. Pugh is currently working on a mural for a police station in California and also one for a recreation centre in Calgary, Canada.
This is a trailer from the book "The Monumental Murals of John Pugh" by Kevin Bruce
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Kevin Bruce writes:
John Pugh has created more than 200 murals and is considered to be the leading proponent, authority, and practitioner of Narrative Illusionism, a term coined to describe his particular mural style. This full-color collection showcases Pugh's most famous pieces, discusses how he revitalized the trompe l'oeil ("trick of the eye") genre into a vital mode of artistic expression, and illuminates the artist's creative process from sketch to finished mural.A full-color collection of master trompe l'oeil muralist John Pugh's art, alongside detailed analysis-from conception to unveiling-with an emphasis on how his work relates to and enhances its setting.Includes more than 40 full-color photos of the murals depicting architectural, natural, and pictorial settings.John Pugh's murals appear in more than 30 cities throughout the country, including San Francisco, Miami, Honolulu, and Anchorage.Pugh's work has been featured in publications worldwide, including Time magazine, Artweek, Art Business News, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the San Francisco Examiner.
Hardcover: 168 pages ; Publisher: Ten Speed Press; illustrated edition edition (August 1, 2006)
clicking on any of these will take you into slideshow mode.
|The artist John Pugh||Could this really happen?|
|Egyptian Temple (large)||Egyptian Temple (small)|
|interior garden space||sculpture and lone reader|
|stunning sculpture alcove||watching the ocean|
|monumental wave||Taking a break while painting|
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