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. really awesome collection

  2. The human are a bit scary! I wouldn’t want to be net to in the night time. Innovative. Like it.

  3. Rafael Pallisays:

    very good job! congratulations I like it!

  4. Makes me think of 13 ghosts

  5. That is some beautiful artwork. Love it.

  6. Avik Pal Bhowmicksays:

    its a amaging work……………..very nice painting on glass!!!!!!!

  7. No words to admire about all these..
    Really fabulous job..

  8. The paintings are too Good…

  9. Wow, some of those painted glass look a bit scary, but the space one and the ball of light one look absolutely amazing!

  10. StarGirlWansays:

    actually scared the life out of me. I love that art. Planning to do it for my art project. x

  11. These are amazing and creepy!

  12. what a great collection of 3d’s

  13. webwriter3000says:

    Some of these are quite disturbing, yet stunning.

  14. aureasays:

    they are amazing i really would like to learn how to make art like that

  15. Brucesays:

    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.

  16. Sarah Cotterillsays:

    I really like the work, very interesting

  17. Wow, very impressive!

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