3D Paintings on Panes of Glass


Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect.

For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia

Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures

Artist: Xia Xiaowan
Artist: Xia Xiaowan
Artist: Xia Xiaowan
Artist: Xia Xiaowan
Artist: Xia Xiaowan
Artist: Xia Xiaowan
Artist: Xia Xiaowan
Artist: Xia Xiaowan

Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion.

Artist: David Spriggs
Artist: David Spriggs
Artist: David Spriggs
Artist: David Spriggs


Source: amusingplanet.com


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  1. Darla

    Hahahahaha! All you people freaked out by art…that’s what it is, art. Someone giving birth to himself or climbing back into his mother…mmm only a real artist can come up with weird things like that! Love this…Most Certainly NOT for the average Joe. This must be kept in a museum where everyone can go see it.

  2. Pascal

    The idea isn’t new though. Codeak, a graffiti writer who was born in Hong Kong and now lives in Germany has done this in 2001 at the Urban Discipline exhibition

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  4. pinpetch

    I like it.
    Flat artwork into 3D sculptures.
    Use it as a different perspective on what I’ve seen.
    And I have to take time to learn it and understand art.

  5. brent

    This are very well done. The craftsmanship is wonderful. Seeing these on the computer screen doesn’t do these works justice. Hope to see works like these in a gallery someday.

  6. Bruce

    Very nice! I was doing this type of thing many years ago. Only most of mine were of landscapes or abstract forms and in a much smaller format.


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