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Counterweight: The Art and Concepts of Rick O'Brien HC: Over 120 Illustrations of Contemporary Expressionism by Rick O'Brien [Hardcover]

Rick O'Brien
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Book Description

24 Oct 2012
Counterweight is a collection of images, observations, and concepts by artist/creator Rick O'Brien. For the last eight years, Rick has been a one-man art department in Hollywood, designing, constructing, and painting sets and props for such clients as Victoria's Secret, Luxor Las Vegas, Nikon, London IMAX, Konica, Tevo, Motorola, Honda, United States Postal Service, Proctor & Gamble, The Contender, and The Apprentice. Compiling stunning images from experiences, environments, and the emotions perceived on these diverse projects, as well as from his everyday life, Rick captures the human condition like no one else. Through traditional mediums ranging from egg tempera and oil to gouache, wood, ink, resin, and plaster, Counterweight beautifully scrutinizes Man and his journey, showcasing captivating images that unequivocally resound O'Brien's motto, "Fortitude."

Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press; 1 edition (24 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933492333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933492339
  • Product Dimensions: 31.1 x 23.2 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,124,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Abstract 13 Feb 2009
By Parka HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
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Counterweight is a collection of images, observations, and concepts by artist/creator Rick O'Brien.

I would consider the art featured in this book abstract. It might be a little hard to make form and physicality out of some pieces. In simple terms, it translate to,"Hey, nice art, but what is he painting?" For those that I can make out, they are about human characters and the environment.

He uses a lot of traditional medium such as egg tempera, oil, gouche, wood, ink, resin and plaster (for his scuptures).

It's very hard to review abstract. Everyone has their own interpretation. It's better for you to see it and decide for yourself.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abstract 1 Jan 2009
By Parka - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Counterweight is a collection of images, observations, and concepts by artist/creator Rick O'Brien.

I would consider the art featured in this book abstract. It might be a little hard to make form and physicality out of some pieces. In simple terms, it translate to,"Hey, nice art, but what is he painting?" For those that I can make out, they are about human characters and the environment.

He uses a lot of traditional medium such as egg tempera, oil, gouche, wood, ink, resin and plaster (for his scuptures).

It's very hard to review abstract. Everyone has their own interpretation. It's better for you to see it and decide for yourself.

I should have rated it 3-4 stars but clicked wrongly. Amazon doesn't allow edits.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
4.0 out of 5 stars Good collection 26 Nov 2013
By zaiwei zhang - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I think this book is a good collection to have, love most of the work. But if you are not intrigued by his way of representing ideas, don't force yourself to buy it
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