Who is Pop—art by Tadej?
Tadej Oblak (also know as Pop—Art by Tadej) is a young talented artist who lives in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) since 2016.
He is fascinated and inspired by “hundred faces, million face expressions”. Everything comes together in his portraits of legends and icons. Recently he also started working on pop products.
Known for his bright colours and edgy motives, he draws inspiration from the American 50’s pop-art movement, with a hint of Modernistic and an Abstract touch. His project and exhibition 'Come and meet the Icons' (2018) containing portraits of famous people was a big success, and the list of his motives to paint is just getting longer.
He studied visual communications at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and started exploring other places to deepen his knowledge of old traditional graphic techniques, for example in Zagreb (Croatia) at the Academy of Fine Arts. The road ultimately led him to Amsterdam where he creates his art work now-days in his own studio.
“Bright, saturated use of colours and layers of tweaks with digital brush strokes is my signature. My main inspiration comes from American 50s pop-art movement. I am fascinated about unique/pretty/ugly/deformed faces and addicted to food. That’s why I call myself The Face Chef.”