On a recent trip to Finland in February 2020, Tom with his son Joe, recreated a UFO crash scene, taking influence from science-fiction literature and film. The wood in Sipoonkorpi National Park, Finland, twenty miles north of Helsinki and mostly covered by spruce forest and swamps, was used as the back-drop for the crash site.
Pearman has explored similar scenarios investigating graphic representations of other-worldly compositions, often employing a humorous and tongue-in-cheek approach.
The artworks are also influenced by the process known as ‘movie matte painting’, the traditional visual effect used by filmmakers to enhance a film’s scene, by painting imagery on glass and placing this glass between the subject and the film camera.
For example, in this case no post production ‘special-effects’ were used, apart from a sight colour saturation increase, only a simple form of matte painting – if you look closely some reflection on the glass panel between the camera and subject can be spotted.
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The artworks are influenced by the process known as ‘movie matte painting’, the traditional visual effect used by filmmakers painting imagery on glass and placing this glass between the subject and the film camera.