clown

Clowns & Artists

23 January 2012

You know how much I love clowns… it should come as no surprise that each time I discover someone with mental issues but who paints colorful clowns (think George Condo) I have to give them some room in here. Maybe I should paint clowns myself.

Larry Vigon‘s latest series of hypocrite, artist & clown portraits dive into the best expressionist portraiture adding an even more disturbing atmosphere to his previous oils & acrylics… although much in line with the journey into his unconscious mind ¬†“dreams”, his 2005-published journal Larry began to paint at the suggestion of his analyst.

Artist 1 by Larry Vigon
Artist 1 by Larry Vigon

He seems to have stopped his record album designing career a few years ago (from those early Eric Clapton & Fleetwood Mac covers to Counting Crows & Sparks) and have concentrated on his portraiture art despite being a very prolific and influential designer in the record industry.

Artist 2 by Larry Vigon
Artist 2 by Larry Vigon

Is London more inspiring than LA? Apparently so, and hopefully we’ll get to see his works in a London gallery soon enough. More of those dreamy portraits along with his fairly recent Torso series this way. Oh, and hopefully his “Hypocrite” will grab something at the latest “collage” Saatchi on-line showdown.

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Baboon

Baboon still
4 January 2012

I recently checked on Stephen King’s IT publication date to decide whether Jonas Burgert could have been influenced by such book… or at least the 90s TV series. What about Einar Baldvin’s recently uploaded Baboon? No doubt punching clowns is not a good idea.

Baboon is Einar Baldvin‘s latest experimental film which comes to join his previously great “Catatonic” and “Mood into Blood” CalArts films in another glorious demonstration of dark Baconian animation from the Iceland director.

And besides admiring his love for naked cowboys (just like another twisted UK animator) and reading his ¬†articles on animation history, make sure you also visit his portfolio filled with many other beasts… baboons, cats, seagulls and other despicable creatures.

Cats by Einar Baldvin
Cats by Einar Baldvin

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