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Here’s the thing about James Henninger’s paintings, they are done in an ultra-real style but with a medium that is so fantastically visionary and historical at the same time. James does encaustic paintings. Encaustic painting is a 4,000 year old practice that uses hot bees wax with added pigments to create art.
Through James use of wax a ghostly and an ethereal facet is layered onto his photorealistic portraiture like a thin gauze of fabric. Painting with this rare medium his portraits create a sense of the fluidity of the human face. The dripping strokes that created his portraits are all minuscule because he operates with such fine precision and detail even on a very large scale.
James is in the process of tackling color but I see no hurry for that because I love how the monochrome black and white highlights the texture in his painting. James paintings remind all artist to experiment with different mediums that could yield a truly aspect perspective to your work and subject matter. For us art viewers we look at his large wax paintings and are reminded that there is not one way to be real and create realism in our lives.
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