These Crappy JPEGs Are Actually Paintings

A compressed, blurry image full of compression artifacts is pretty gross—one of the scourges of the internet. But offline, it's a work of art. Andy Denzler creates captivating painted images that mimic the flaws of digital ones.

These Crappy JPEGs Are Actually Paintings

It takes talent to reproduce something so awful in a way that renders it interesting and, dare I say, beautiful. How many of us would ever stare at an actual junk JPEG for more than a split second? [Andy Denzler via Kottke]