Undersung Heroes: Douglas Prasher

Undersung Heros Series

Role: Concept, painter

Undersung Heroes: Douglas Prasher. 36″ x 24″ Acrylic on canvas. SOLD.

I’ve been painting under-sung heroes: this is inspired by Douglas Prasher who should have been included in 2008 Nobel prize in chemistry, then drove a shuttle bus for years, now is back in science.

Painting Artist Statement: I’m interested in what we gain from reconnecting with the messiness of reality and human perception. I like to experiment with concepts of perception, attention, facial recognition, optical illusion and sensemaking. I was fascinated by stereograms as a kid and often create a similar effect with painting through strokes that appear pixelated and hide images (usually faces or figures with an unusual backstory) in color and form.

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