Dieselpunk Encyclopedia is happy to present: Tim Huhn and his Art Deco Series.
On the Just Looking Gallery website there is a short info about the artist:
After graduating from the prestigious California College of Arts and Crafts with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Illustration Huhn worked as a commercial illustrator for companies such as Disney, Universal Studios, Sony & Mattel. After leaving Los Angeles and the commercial world of art, Huhn began to develop a body of fine art while living on the Central Coast of California. Huhn’s experience as an illustrator has enabled him to work in a number of mediums and styles including photorealism and art deco.
We can add something:Tim Huhn’s artwork bears more than a passing resemblance to the famous WPA murals. It’s fun to see a modern artist who, just like his idealistic forerunners in 1930s, is not afraid of figurative art. An artist whose creations are full of positive spirit.
Well, not ALL creations: in our postmodernist age, you can’t do without some irony. And (like in 1930s) you can’t completely ignore the dark side of life.
We know some critics who would happily label Huhn’s Art Deco Series as ‘totalitarian art’. It’s time to ask them: are you serious? And if you are, why SO serious? Can you name a regime which needs and inspires such kind of art today, in 2012? And if you can, please explain how this regime can use the art of Tim Huhn. North Korea doesn’t need him, that’s for sure.
So, let’s celebrate the free choice of a free artist – and enjoy his version of Deco.
Images: Just Looking Gallery, Tim Huhn page
August 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm
I really like this! I would be hard pressed to pick just one as a “Keeper”.
For those folks who would consider this ‘totalitarian art’, all I can say is ~ We Could Sure Use MORE Of It! The World of today needs inspirational works like these as a reminder that it is up to US to build a better tomorrow!
August 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm
I love this work by Tim Huhn. It also makes me sad in how we’ve lost this style.
David Mark Brown
August 18, 2012 at 12:59 am
This is wonderful stuff. You guys should add a pintrest sharing bookmark to your pages. I bet stuff like this would get pinned a lot.
August 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm
top notch m8..thank U ~
August 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm
My pleasure, JoHnny.
August 24, 2012 at 7:13 am
Such beautiful work! Thank you for sharing! You’ve gained a new fan.
August 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm
October 17, 2012 at 12:12 am
Amazing! The “Union of Promise” one perfectly complements this one dieselpunk story I had in mind – the Populist Party gaining power and preventing the Great Depression, thrusting the country into a dieselpunk age. The cool thing is, the Populists are focused on creating indsutry in the agrarian (farms, rural, etc.) communities over urban centers. The mix of trains, farmlands, the couple standing in the front and the “friendly big brother” figure looking down on them… In awe.
December 11, 2013 at 6:42 pm
I really love the art style and the different time periods covered ❤
Have you made pieces of black people in your art?? i would love to see the
artisitic angles of this style with themes of African American culture. Bless
December 12, 2013 at 1:52 am
I have no words to say how much I love all this.