The Art Movement of Roundism, Spiralism, and Squareism
Most art lovers will know about, or at least have heard of Cubism, which was pioneered by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the early 20th century. Not to be outdone by Braque and his friend Picasso, I thought I would start my own art movement. Dripism and Splashism had been taken by Jackson Pollock, Thinism by Alberto Giacometti, Balloonism and Hotairism by Jeff Koons, Triteism by Thomas Kinkade, and Artconism by Damien Hirst, so I decided to go for Roundism! It may have started as a bit of a verbal joke I made many years ago, but at the beginning of the year I started to create a series of Roundist digital paintings which I am displaying here for the first time. Braque and Picasso have always been a great inspiration for me, and I feel very indebted to them.
Hip-Hop / Sunlight Painting / 2914 / Terry Long
The medium I have been using for my Roundist paintings is LED lights and sunlight on white foamcore panels. This painting process is recorded on a stationary digital camera. Combinations of various LED lights are used, from a single light, to two dozen or more, depending on the size, colour, and intensity. I will sometimes paint with both hands at the same time.
Spiro / LED Light Painting / 2014 / Terry Long
I have also added a bit of Spiralism and Squareism into my paintings, which gives me three art movements in one!
Reeling and Rocking / Sunlight Painting / 2014 / Terry Long
The method I use for painting with sunlight is similar to the LED light painting, which requires a completely darkened studio, but by having a small opening to let the sunlight shine directly into the studio, I am able to capture the sunlight with one or more crystal prisms to redirect the effects of the prism onto the foamcore.
Alakazam / Sunlight Painting / 2014 / Terry Long
Roundabouts / Sunlight Painting / 2014 / Terry Long
Roundabouts is somewhat similar to Alakazam, with the interconnecting circles and squares. It also consists of about the same number of square panels and layers. I have given the layers a more opaque and painterly look using the photoshop watercolor effect
Slick Tricks / Sunlight Painting / 2014 / Terry Long
Around Nine / Sunlight Painting / 2014 / Terry Long
Deluge by Leonardo da Vinci
In Deluge by Leonardo da Vinci you can see many cube like objects which appear to be tossed about by the powerful storm. A kind of cubism, and maybe curlism!