Stretched Canvas 3D Paintings by Will Patlove

I discovered Will Patlove on Zatista whose work basically consists of two simple things: acrylic paint on canvas. However, Will’s art is unique in that he builds all of his own stretchers, so that he can create protrusions using bent strips of wood that push the canvas forward when stretched, playing with the angles of the geometric shapes he paints in order to manipulate the light and shadow.

Pictured above is Curve 2, 2009.

A Cross, 2011

Double Green, 2010

Eight Lines, 2012

Blue to the Forth, 2010

Green Curve, 2009

The Motion of Orange, 2010

I bet these looks so fantastic in person – you really can’t get a feel for the 3D effects in the photographs.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.