“I use drawing and painting to bring out the salient features of what I've seen, to describe the essential qualities of human life, articulated in a formal language drawn as much from Archaic periods of art history as from the aesthetic of comic books. I propose to delineate, in as candid a vision as humanly possible, the spirit of humanity in our time."
Though I'd be lying if I said I understood all of what he was trying to communicate there, I love the line: articulated in a formal language drawn as much from Archaic periods of art history as from the aesthetics of comic books.”
I love the idea of work that is consciously drawing stylistic cues from “archaic” art history and a from pop culture/ mass media. I love his treatment of the female figure, the sort of conscious and sensual simpleness of a form made up a few bold contour lines. I also dig the color in his work. I hope to draw inspiration as I count our to include simple/abstracted female figures in my own work, and as I work to use color more effectively in both my digital and material pieces.
(And of course the way he plays with size! I love some of his very small, sometimes even postcard sized pieces! Until recently, with my digital work I though that the size of the presentation was kind of arbitrary but of course I was so very mistaken! I am learning.)