Paintings by Justin Berry seen at The Langham Chicago, Chicago - Rust Vale

Rust Vale

"Rust Vale" is a landscape painting by Brooklyn-based artist Justin Berry, and is typical of his work which reimagines nature as seen through the eyes of classical masters.

Seen here, in a room at The Langham Chicago, the effect is very convincing. In reality, however, many of his paintings are the product of him scouring video games in search of the scenery behind the game, which he saves as screenshots. His final photorealistic images emerge as a collage of the manifold details, resulting in a classic interpretation.

Meet the Creator

Justin Berry is an artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA artist’s fellowship. His work has been exhibited internationally in various venues, with work recently on view at CAVE in Detroit, CUAC in Salt Lake City, and at the University of Richmond Art Museum. Recent issues of Frieze, Pin-up magazine, Media-N, and Prattfolio included features on his work and Bomb Magazine commissioned the piece i-would.com from him as part of their portfolio series in 2013. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Berry was appointed critic at the Digital Media Center for the Arts in 2016.”

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