Painting With Paintings
Inspired by the collection of instructional artworks found in Hans Ulrich Obrist’s book Do It, I created paintingwithpaintings.com. The website hosts instructions that encourage users to download a set of Adobe Illustrator brushes that fragment and disembody parts of paintings sourced from the Google Arts & Culture website. Users are instructed to create new portraits and compositions with the custom brushes and add their creations to a digital archive. The project is an attempt to recontextualize the history of the painted figure collectively.
Portraits created by using the brushes: