Art + Comedy


These guys and their sense of humor really makes me laugh. I wish they were my friends...

Hank Schmidt in der Beek and Fabian Schubert have been poking fun at plein air painting since 2009. Their project, Und im Sommer tu ich malen (which translates roughly to “And in the Summer I do Paint”) is made up of a humorous series of photographs shot by Schubert that captures in der Beek with his original paintings. The idea behind the project is for the pair to travel to locations any arts aficionado may recognize, like places where Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet or Vincent Van Gogh visited and painted, but rather than replicating their celebrated works, Hank paints the pattern of his shirt instead.

Their works have been in several solo and group exhibitions, but they are also all together for the first time in a book published by Edition Taube. The publisher explains that “the work combines conceptual and concrete art as well as plein air and portrait painting,” however Hank elaborates that “basically, I paint whatever my wardrobe offers me”. 

via It's Nice That

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