Painted Piano by Dean Loucks to be Played During Artexpo

Artist Dean Loucks has custom painted a piano to be played at Artexpo New York 2010! Here’s a look at Dean in action:

And here’s what Dean has to say about his artistic process:

I call my signature style the art of removal. I begin by applying sometimes heavy layers of paint, sometimes light, onto a white Masonite board that is laid flat. Then I pour on reducer to reveal subtle changes in brightness, always keeping an organic feel of looseness to the creation. Oftentimes, I’m using more reducers and thinners than I do actual paint. With a full-size paint gun and an airbrush, I cause thin lines of color to run across the board, blowing the lines around to the point of dispersion.

I also use these tools in “blast” mode to strip off pieces of paint and reveal the bright white of the board beneath. It is what I achieve with the reducers, thinners, paint gun and airbrush that causes me to call this technique the art of removal. You can never predict the exact results from either the chemical or mechanical tools, which is why each piece is so very unique.

Dean Loucks will also be exhibiting at Artexpo, in booth #919, with his company: The Art of Design. Throughout his career, Dean has created a vast array of custom airbrushing projects and paintings (in styles ranging from abstracts to landscapes). Here’s his website for a better look.

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