POP EXPRESSIONISM

Following in the footsteps of Pop Art Artists, I take my inspiration from the simplistic style of comics.
I see it as an ideal medium to illustrate our social fantasies. A major theme of my work is the Judeo-Christian bipolar values of good and evil. I investigate symbols and stereotypes. Like a charade, a play on images, I put on display paintings whose association brings to light the arch messages that our society forwards to us.

Monday, February 22, 2016

And here is the Cowgirl story trilogy... Finished!

Cowgirl Story # 1 - 2015
Cowgirl Story # 2 - 2016

Im working on the narrative possibilities of the comic strip applied to visual art. 

Cowgirl Story # 3 - 2016
Heres an extract of the “Blue line exhibition” text at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, guest curated by Michael Campbell, Janice Rahn, and Jarrett Duncan. The exhibition was on Comic art with artists like Crumb.This text illustrates what is to my eyes the power of the comics and why it can bring something fresh and vital to Contemporary Art:
“... As a medium, comics afford the possibility of visually representing and voicing elements of the culturally callous and grotesque, the perverse and the raucous, and the sacred or taboo elements of everyday life. Often veiled in political correctness, comic narratives bring unspoken voices to the forefront, in philosophical, political, and social commentary. Using the playfulness of comedy and whimsical imagery, comics have a way of underscoring social uneasiness, anxiety, and the hypocrisies embodied in the human condition...”

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