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    Tjalf Sparnaay




    info from his official website:
    Since 1987, he has been working on his imposing oeuvre, constantly seeking new images that have never been painted before. What he calls Megarealism is part of the contemporary global art movement of Hyperrealism, and Sparnaay is now considered one of the most important painters working in that style.

    Fried eggs, French fries, sandwiches and ketchup bottles, Barbie dolls, marbles and autumn leaves. Artist Tjalf Sparnaay visualizes these trivial subjects and inflates them to enormous formats, an assault on the senses. His paintings hit the retina like bolts of lightning in a clear blue sky. No other painter confronts us quite so clearly with ordinary objects that we hold dear.

    Tjalf Sparnaay not only documents reality but also intensifies this by blowing up everyday objects to mega-proportions. This gives him the opportunity to explore every detail very closely and to dissect it layer by layer in order to arrive at the core of the theme. ‘My paintings,’ remarks Sparnaay, ‘are intended to enable the viewer to experience reality once again, to rediscover the essence of the object that has become so common. I wish to reduce it to the DNA of the universal structure in all its beauty. I call it ‘the beauty of the everyday’. The way in which Sparnaay approaches his work refers directly to the seventeenth century. He resembles Vermeer in his lucid use of colour and eye for detail and refinement, while the lighting in his paintings recalls the play of light and shadow in the work of Rembrandt. Sparnaay elaborates on the rich seventeenth-century Dutch tradition of the still life, but does so on an individual and modern manner. He is constantly seeking new images that have never been painted. And he finds them in his own environment: ‘By using trivial and everyday objects, I enable reality to flow from my brush once more. My intention is to give these objects a soul and a renewed presence.’
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    Should be a pretty straightforward typing... or is it?

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    i love how he explains his version of the girl with a pearl earing
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    LSE?

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    With my very surfacey superficial understanding because I'm too lazy to watch the video, I'll guess Si valuing going by that painting.
    LII-Ne with strong EII tendencies, 6w7-9w1-3w4 so/sp/sx, INxP



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    so/sp Alpha introvert

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    Quote Originally Posted by mu4 View Post
    LSE?
    Quote Originally Posted by silke View Post
    so/sp Alpha introvert
    (ESE-Si 3w4 sx-last was my initial impression).
    I'm thinking xSE and agree with sx-last, but dunno if not sp/so more. 3w4 maybe? Seems driven and as if that was his main motivation to perfect things. Also, the way he speaks about how he perceives deserving more recognition in home country. Strikes me as 3ish.
    I'm actually inclined to go with the LSE>ESE suggestion, cause he reminds me of Tommy Lee Jones in facial mannerisms more than ESEs I've met irl. Plus he seems kind of solid/grounded in vibe and is described as business savvy. But that's one smiley LSE with family reporting he "has always smiled all the time since childhood" (younger pics in the above video from 3:02-3:18) and that's what throws me off a bit... ?


    What do you guys think?

    Any ideas on his wife's type by means of VI? She's in 3:23 of the vid.

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    He smiles too much, must be an alpha type? : s
    "If this to end in fire, then we should all burn together. Watch the flames climb higher into the night."

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacey View Post
    He smiles too much, must be an alpha type? : s
    Wow, really? That's all you got out of the above statement? I'm wondering here, leaving things open as I'm not exactly sure, yet still went with LSE >ESE.
    What's your typing and reasoning?

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    What do you mean that's all I got? That's all I ​said.
    "If this to end in fire, then we should all burn together. Watch the flames climb higher into the night."

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacey View Post
    What do you mean that's all I got? That's all I ​said.
    Maybe it's a language misunderstanding (I'm non-native). What I meant was: why is that the only thing that got commented on by you - without you actually giving your opinion on this guy's type? You took my words out of context and they were meant to be understood as a whole with the rest of my statement (at least that was my intention when writing).

    I don't want to argue semantics, I'm actually interested in your opinion - what is this guy's type in your eyes?

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    bump

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    LII Sx last

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    lol LSE? are you serious

    alpha as hell yo.

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    @Radio - may be... Idk. Could you narrow down your assessment a bit?

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