It’s time to feast our eyes on this week’s take on Star Wars art here at TORWars and I have something special for you! Allow me to present Tommervik, an incredibly talented and prolific painter from the Seattle area.
What made you turn to Star Wars for this series of abstracts? Is there some part of the Star Wars Universe in particular that fascinates you?
I paint a lot of different subjects, some i am interested in and some I am not. I choose to paint things based on the shape and colors and not so much the subject. I have always liked Star Wars. I used to collect the vintage toys as a kid and use these toys as reference when painting.
What typically is the process you go through when deciding on a motif?
There is no process I go through, just whatever I’m feeling at the time, sometimes an idea comes to me when im working on another painting.
Do you have any favourite artist that inspire you and if so who?
I do not look at much art or pay attention to what other artists are painting, however, I like to go to museums and check out art.
How long have you been painting?
I have been painting since I was 19, I am 32 now.
Looking at your site Tommervik.com it is obvious you have been at this a long time. Do you have a ballpark figure of how many paintings you have produced over the years?
Too many to count, probably paint around 30 paintings a month.
If I have to pick one out from the series to call my favourite I would go with the Darth Vader Dance
What can you tell us about this image?
Darth Vader Dance, like all my paintings are produced with oil paints. The process I use is very natural to me, since I have been working with oil paint for a long time. I draw with my paint, I paint with my paint.
You picked out the R2D2 Drip Abstract as your choice for the article, why is that?
This is one of my favorite paintings I have done. Its abstract and has the drip painting effect. I just like the way it looks.
Agreed, although the subject of R2D2 is one you visit often and I would want our readers to see some of the others you did of ‘him’ as well:
With CGI movies such as: