Like many artists, painter Jean-Pierre Weill has repeatedly realized that “it’s not easy to come up with something truly original.” Though challenging, this discernment has inspired him to be innovative and has culminated in his signature creative practice: employing multiple panes of glass as canvases to produce 3d paintings.
Coined by Weill as vitreography, this approach to painting results in pieces evocative of a pop-up book. By stacking multiple sheets of clear glass on top of one another and separating the layers with interior frames, Weill is able to play with perspective and produce scenes that appear to recede into the distance. This technique invites the viewer to look more closely at each image, and shatters the limitations of traditional painting. “The depth creates a game of hide-and-go-see,” Weill explains on Bored Panda. “Light and shadow create the illusion of movement.”
The artist's 3D painting collection is composed of a range of subject matter, including expressive portraits, multidimensional still-lifes, and captivating landscapes. To learn more about his unique painterly practice and one-of-a-kind process, be sure to follow him on Instagram. And, to purchase your own work of vitreography art, check out his website.
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