Looking Outwards 05 – Min Lee

The Trade by Jacky Lee

The Trade by Jacky Lee is an astounding work that was made through 3D computer graphics. The piece took two months for him to complete and it was all done through ZBrush, Substance Painter, Arnold and Photoshop.

What captivates me about this piece is the juxtaposition of two very common fears, the fear of sharks and the fear of going to the dentist. The artist presents the setting in a comical sort of way with the use of computer generated graphics to add a touch of realism. The artist’s creativity shines through and it generates a funny ironic sort of humor in his piece. Although the dark colors used and the realistic and horrifying shark head mounting the center of this piece dominate the visual context, the underlying humorous situation reflects the artist’s sensibility.




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