Think you like gadgets? You don’t hold a candle to Canadian artist William Fiske who’s spent the last decade painting impossibly realistic portraits of everything from vintage cameras to ageing computer consoles.
Lead image: Untitled No. 28, 2003
In his ongoing “Portraits” project, Fiske focuses on monochromatic objects — with an emphasis on chrome. (A nice way of saying: he likes shiny things.) Fiske also seems fascinated with even the simplest components, from headphones to cable cords. No wonder he’s a favourite of companies like Radio Shack and Comcast.
Untitled No. 40, 2005 (Collection of the Radio Shack Corporation)
Untitled No. 64, 2011
Untitled No. 51, 2006
Untitled No. 73, 2013
Untitled No. 55, 2006
Untitled No. 59, 2009 (Panel No. 2 from Comcast Boardroom Commission )
Untitled No. 58, 2009 (Panel No. 1 from Comcast Boardroom Commission)
Untitled No. 11, 2000
Untitled No. 41, 2005 (Collection of Radio Shack Corporation)
Untitled No. 46, 2006
Untitled No. 39, 2005 (Collection of Radio Shack Corporation)