Dano Carver takes a seemingly ordinary piece of furniture and transforms it into something truly special. By layering tissue paper with acrylic paint, the artist was able to disguise the canvas grain and create a unique textural background. And by using sharp objects or sandpaper to distress the surface, he was able to add even more depth and character to each painting.
The goal was not just to create a visually interesting piece of art. The artist wanted to paint each chair in a way that would allow the viewer to see it as more than just a picture of a piece of furniture. These chairs are like portraits. They have a personality of their own that is brought to life on the canvas. They allow the viewer to interpret their own story. Each chair can represent a person, real or imagined, and the viewer is free to create their own narrative in their mind. Perhaps the chair represents a loved one who is no longer here, or it could represent a moment in time that is special and memorable. So next time you see a chair, take a moment to look a little deeper, and see if it has a personality of its own, waiting to be revealed.