Las pequeñas criaturas del bosque de Drew Mosley

El artista canadiense Drew Mosley pinta escenas vívidas de animales antropomórficos en capas y capas de resina. Siendo artista y carpintero, su trabajo se realiza dentro de marcos de madera hechos a medida. Al estar rodeado de una naturaleza increíble en su ciudad natal de Ontario, se inspira en la impresionante belleza de la naturaleza. Las pequeñas criaturas del bosque que representa en su obra de arte son sin duda animales con los que se ha encontrado en caminatas o en la vida cotidiana. Los peludos amigos de Drew Mosley parecen personajes de un libro de cuentos, con mucha personalidad y cualidades extravagantes. Aunque las criaturas son salvajes, actúan de manera similar a los humanos al transportar objetos como paquetes de viaje y banderas.
Cada animal casi parece estar saliendo de su exuberante hábitat, apareciendo tridimensional. Incluso las plumas del búho parecen estar erguidas, creando una sensación muy real de volumen y forma. Al usar esta técnica, el artista presenta texturas extremadamente realistas de pieles, plumas, ramitas y hojas. Muchos de sus dioramas incluyen objetos encontrados sobresaliendo de la pieza. En el trabajo de Mosley titulado The Egg Thief, se incluye un huevo de codorniz real en la composición, haciendo que toda la pieza se vea aún más realista.

ENG: Canadian artist Drew Mosley paints vivid scenes of anthropomorphic animals on layers and layers of resin. Being an artist and a carpenter, his work contains layers of resin that sit inside custom made wooden frames. Being surrounded by incredible nature in his hometown of Ontario, he draws inspiration from the breathtaking beauty of the wild. The little forest creatures he depicts in his artwork are no doubt animals that he has come across on hikes or in daily life. Drew Mosley’s furry friends look like characters from a storybook, with lots of personality and quirky qualities. Although the critters are wild, they act somewhat like humans by carrying objects such as traveling packs and flags.
Drew Mosley creates in depth atmospheres by painting on individual layers of resin. Each animal almost seems to be popping out of its lush habitat, appearing three-dimensional. Even the feathers of the owl seem to be standing straight up, creating a very real sense of volume and shape. By using this technique, the artist renders extremely realistic textures of fur, feathers, twigs, and leaves. Many of his dioramas include found objects that sit right in the resin, jutting out from the piece. In Mosley’s work titled The Egg Thief, a real quail egg is included in the composition, making the entire piece look all the more realistic. The artist also being a carpenter, he creates sculptures and installations of his wild critters.