Oh man, look at me go with blogging lately.
A long time ago on a social networking site I'm on (not facebook!)I found this:
How amazing is that! But unfortunately it was just in a stranger's album with no title or artist. Usually I don't care, but for some reason I really fell in love with this work.
Lucky for me, while on Fecal Face, I stumbled upon an interview with Allison Schulnik.Can I say WOW?
There has never been a time when I can remember specifically being so floored by an artist. I mean, I like art, I like paintings, but all of her work - especially her heavily textured oils are awesome.
(Detail of hobo clown #2)
There is so much beautiful despair in her work. They are so heavy - but so colourful. Every painting seems to be literally screaming with emotion. I mean look at this guy:
(Monkey Head #2)
In the Interview, Ryan Christian says:
"The way you handle your materials is really interesting. To me there is always this perfect balance of yuck and beauty."
This one reminds me of Jean Poutine - a terrible, lonely creature that lures you in with his cuteness.
(Boochie [New Years Eve Painting])