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THE PIXEL PAINTER - HAL LASKO

Posted: 12th August 2013

Hal Lasko

http://hallasko.com/

A really lovely and uplifting story about 97 year old Hal - or Grandpa as he is usually called.

Using Microsoft paint for over 15 years he has been creating images and art works, long after the world forgot about the basic blank-canvas program. Through the basic functionality and magnifying options he is still able to create art work while now living with wet macular degeneration. (http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Macular-degeneration/Pages/Introduction.aspx )

Patience and strong compositional forms are what really come across in his work in this really tight, well edited short documentary.

 

The Pixel Painter from The Pixel Painter on Vimeo.

 

http://vimeo.com/70748579#

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/07/the-pixel-painter-a-97-year-old-man-who-paints-using-microsoft-paint-from-windows-95/?src=footer

 

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