In case you have no idea what I’m talking about here is the back story:
“Born in Mainz, Germany, in 1972, Markus Haub graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Pforzheim in 1997. His specialization was transportation design. After finishing his studies he came to Barcelona to work for Volkswagen and Renault as car designer. He has worked at the Volkswagen Design Centre Europe in Sitges and at the Renault Design in Barcelona and Paris for 11 years.
Markus started his artistic career in Barcelona, where he lives now and works as full-time artist and free-lance designer. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in the Catalonian capital, but also in France, Germany, Ireland and the UK.
Photography lies in the basement of his work, but it just gives a start to a game of destruction, exaggeration, and conservation of the initial image using a wide range of digital and manual techniques.
After sticking the digitally manipulated photo on canvas or board, he paints over it, covers it with varnishes, and thanks to the little accidents the result is always a unique original piece in his individual contemporary style.
Markus is inspired by architecture, cinema, fashion, Milla Jovovich, cars off course, and beauty in general. He uses strong colours to project his personal vision into the reality of the original photo”
Markus creates interesting pieces of art utilizing photos that many may have seen before, but extends his brush strokes to encompass more than what was original there. He easily transforms a flat photo into something that pops to life with strong strokes and colors of paint.