About

Posted on January 12th, 2017

1. Artist’s Statement

My portraits are acrylic paintings and my human figure drawings are pencil drawings. I combine these artworks with additional layers (see below). My main topics are humiliation, the consequences and finding comfort.

2. About the Artist – CV

Selfportrait Photo of Martin Guan

Martin Guan

Martin Guan[/caption] I’m a self-taught artist from Southern Germany. After school I moved to Berlin. I studied mathematics (diploma) and philosophy (minor). For many years I worked as a designer and GUI programmer. Since 2014 I’m working as an artist.

3. About the Artwork Technique

Here I describe the different layers of my art montages.

3.1 Abstract Photos

Abstract Photo

Abstract Photo (detail)

I shoot abstract photos of any object I find interesting. I try to focus on the geometry of shapes in different light.

3.2 Portrait Paintings

Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting (detail)

My abstract paintings of the human face are from imagination. I paint these portraits in acrylics using different techniques. (Acrylics on water-color paper 50cm x 70cm).

3.3 3D Computer Graphics

3D Rendering

3D Rendering (detail)

3D Graphic (detail) Each computer graphic has 3D objects to symbolize the basic idea of a thought process result.

3.4 Painting Photomontages

Painting Photomontage

Painting Photomontage (detail)

Each painting photomontage consists of
  • An abstract photograph (see above 3.1)
  • A Portrait Painting (see above 3.2)*
  • A 3D graphic (see above 3.3)
For these photomontages I don’t use every painting. But if I use a painting I use it more than once. So each painting can be found in different painting montages.

3.5 Figure Drawings

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing (detail)

The pencil drawings are from imagination. They have the human figure as the primary subject. I use black acrylics as a finish. (Graphite on water-color paper 14.8cm x 21cm)

3.6 Drawing Photomontages

Drawing Photomontage

Drawing Photomontage (detail)

The layers described above (see 3.1-3.5) are merged into a new image, the “drawing photomontage”. So this composite image includes scans of an actual drawing and a painting. Each drawing is only used once. Yet I don’t want to have online galleries of the basic layers such as abstract photos, 3D renderings, photos of original paintings and drawings. But these images are searchable inside an archive on this website, linked on the footer of each page.

4. Some Examples

F18G0222A Painting Photomontage

F18G0222A Painting Photomontage

This is an immaterial artwork. The size below is of an example photoprint.
  • Category: Painting Photomontage
  • Title: - none -
  • Width: 20 cm / 7.87402 inch
  • Height: 30 cm / 11.81103 inch
  • Upload date: 2018-02-22
  • ID: F18G0222A
  • Related work: S17G0102A - Abstract Photo
  • Related work: G16G4974A - Portrait Painting
  • Related work: D15G0223B - 3D Computer Graphic
  • Related work: K18G0222A - Drawing Photomontage

K18G0222A Drawing Photomontage

K18G0222A Drawing Photomontage

This is an immaterial artwork. The size below is of an example photoprint.
  • Category: Drawing Photomontage
  • Title: - none -
  • Width: 20 cm / 7.87402 inch
  • Height: 30 cm / 11.81103 inch
  • Upload date: 2018-02-22
  • ID: K18G0222A
  • Related work: F18G0222A - Painting Photomontage
  • Related work: Z18G7470A - Figure Drawing