“Effect #” series
oil on caves
"Effect #" is a series of oil painting on caves that was ordered on taobao.com. Those paintings was painted by a skilled painter from Da Fen Village in Shenzhen, China, a village famous for counterfeiting the world’s most famous oil paintings for example, the Mona Lisa. The content of the painting is a set of lighting effects that are used in Photoshop. Special effects, which are supposed to enhance the subject, have become more emphasized than the subject or content itself. The idea of computer-generated effects is to make an image look as real as possible, however having a person copy computer effects like a flesh printer sets a paradox for the original purpose of this effect.