Oil paintings that give the illusion of what it's like to have bad eyesight by Philip Barlow


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Philip Balow currently lives and paints in Riebeek Kasteel, near Cape Town. To Philip, light is the ultimate subject because it embodies the pinnacle of all reality. The figures in the landscape serve as carriers and reflectors of the light that falls upon them. Bathed in the luminosity, it is his hope that they would become more beautiful.

"Although I work within a long tradition of landscape painting, my depiction of the ‘seen’ landscape is simply a vehicle through which I navigate territory of another nature. A landscape less ordinary; where the line between the physical and the spiritual realm has seemingly been removed. However, these scenarios are not intended to be of a surreal nature. Hopefully they will seem curiously familiar and convincingly real" Philip mentioned