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One more for the road (Blade Runner 2049) by AFANTINI One more for the road (Blade Runner 2049) by AFANTINI
One more for the road (2017) Oil on canvas, 40x30 cm.
 An oil painting submitted in September to the BR2049 Talenthouse contest, placing the main characters inside and outside the holographic jukebox, in order to enhance the ambiguous nature of reality and memories.
On January 17th, 2018, the Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks (playing the replicant LUV) featured this painting on her Instagram in order to celebrate the movie BLU RAY…

On Talenthouse very few people seem to appreciate this kind of "vision".
Actually I was trying to convey what I think it might be the spiritual core of the new movie than just assembling the usual, formulaic movie poster. I was quite bemused by the fact an (incredibly awful) child scribble got more support than any of my submitted artworks.
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ghostexist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing art, inspiring vision, powerful concept! I like it very much, please, don't listen to ppl from that contest.
Personally I don't like new Bladerunner at all (I'm fan of an old movie), but I'm impressed by your artwork.
AFANTINI Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your very kind words.
I joined that contest even because I hoped movie producers and creative marketing team would take a glance at my art and consider to hire me for future projects.
The trailers and photos of the new movie were quite inspiring so it was easy for me to work out an image according to my own vision and style (though I agree the new movie is deeply different from the 1982 masterpiece that inspired another painting of mine
Memories of dreams by AFANTINI ).
Year after year creating art is getting more and more excruciating as creativity and originality keep being underestimated (not to mention the scarcity and the increasing prices of canvas, brushes and oil colors).
 In the best cases freelance artists are worthy to be exploited and spoiled (but this is a wider and far more complex issue affecting a lot of self-employed people nowadays).
Especially in Italy, it's quite impossible to get credited as an artist without political affiliations, influential friends and relatives.
ghostexist Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for your reply.

I agree... Here in Russia artists are in difficult situation too. It's difficult for new artists to get attention, for example, to make an exhibition..
AFANTINI Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Indeed, it's 4 years I'm trying to held a new proper solo exhibition (after the last one hosted inside an ancient tuff building in my hometown) but, as I've said, without the right connections and political endorsement it's really a tough if not utopic task, despite the quality and quantity of artistic output.
ghostexist Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you good luck with it. maybe one day the situation will change..
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
That was an incredible sequel.
StentoriousMaxim Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Excellent painting. Really captures the essence of the whole experince of that movie.
True-North-Man Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
This is brilliant. Just saw the movie last night and my mind is still swirling with thoughts. Such an intelligent film.
AFANTINI Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Having just seen the movie myself last night as well, I'm quite amazed by the fact my oil painting included all the main plot points around reality, memories and holograms. Maybe a sort of medianic forecast.
Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
This is awesome! I haven't seen the other entries, but I'm sure this was one of the best!
AFANTINI Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your alluring comment.
There were a few "traditional" paintings (notably that one selected by the jury made by the talented Nicky Barkla) but mostly vexel alternative posters and a series of (more or less) creative photoshop design.
I admit I was dismayed at seeing more support to a childish scribble and to some silly 3D characters (without any connection with the movie) than to this painting or to my other submitted artworks.
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