8-Bit Illustrations Pop in Watercolors

Using a form he calls “hard-edge geometry,” New York artist Adam Lister combines soft-hued watercolors with pixelated, block-like 8-bit illustrations. The resulting character depictions lend a whole lot of old school video game attitude to a traditional painting form. Lister’s contemporary take on pop culture icons is an exciting reimaging.

Son of Man

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Willy Wonka

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Ironbat

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The Last Supper

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Breaking Bad

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The Godfather

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Hulk/Hulk

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Sunday Afternoon

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Darth Vader

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Batman and Robin

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