While attending opening of Art Wynwood I saw what I thought was a photograph (below) ...
On On the closing day of the fair I came by the booth again, and discovered that this was not a photograph but a painting -- and not an oil painting, but an egg tempera --a technique that was practiced in the 15th century before the invention of oil paint.
It was interesting to observe how other people reacted to the painting. People, for the most part, were not aware it was a painting, nor were they aware of the the price -- over a million dollars. But they were fascinated by the image.
When we spoke with one of the artist's reresentatives, Alfred Geisinger, he gave us the backstory on the artist and it was eye opening. Helmut Ditsch, born in Buenos Aires , Argentina, and who considers his work to be Experienced Realism. His work focuses on extreme natural phenomena such as mountains, desert, ice, and water. When you see any of Ditsch's work up close you can see the skill level it takes to execute one of these paintings. Helmut has mastered the egg tempera technique of the 15th century. He also has the ability to see and mix colors shades of the same color and it results in layered of translucent color.
Do You Basel?™ contacted Helmut Ditsch and he has agreed to be interviewed about, why, if he is the highest paid artist in Argentina, is not celebrated by the contemporary art community and the media? We see in Ditsch the face of the future of art -- artists who choose to create their work using classical skills .