This manis my idol.
Ninety eight years old and oblivious to the retro cash in others make for "nostalgic value". His art has an impressionist aesthetic, the condition of his eyesight resulting in a minimalistic but relentlessly ornamented technique. (speaking of which there's a whole other conversation to have on that subject) No retrospect in sight, there's nothing nostoligc about his palettes or frame of reference. This man's work is chippy, noisy, and decorative, it shares countless features with techniques found in traditional art. Grandpa is a direction to point to when confronted with the age old argument that pixelated graphics are a cheap shot at retro superficialism by anyone too uninformed to know what pixeljoint is. I can sleep without a stir, thank you Hal Lasko.