Martin C. Herbst’s surprising portrait paintings

Modern artists have always depended on the inspiration of historical styles, movements, and painters. Austrian artist Martin C. Herbst reevaluates these historical themes and theories of classical portraiture. While still striving to capture likeness and mood of his subjects, Martin combines these aspects with unexpected representation by painting onto surprisingly different shapes that interact with the beholder. Herbst carefully avoids narration or any kind of illustrative discourse and instead focuses on cultivating and displaying his talent as a colorist. See a sample of his work below!

martin c herbst warped portrait painting mirror contemporary art

martin c herbst warped portrait painting mirror contemporary art

martin c herbst warped flower painting mirror contemporary art

martin c herbst stretched portrait painting contemporary art

martin c herbst black and white painting mirror contemporary art portrait

martin c herbst stretched portrait painting contemporary art

martin c herbst folded tinfoil painting portrait contemporary art

martin c herbst folded tinfoil painting portrait contemporary art

martin c herbst folded tinfoil painting portrait contemporary art

For more of Herbst’s creative artwork visit his website!

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