Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Beautiful and then disturbing
Posted by Colin Darke
In line with our curiosity and appreciation of Walker's work, Walton Ford is another artist whose are I find compelling on several layers. He paints highly detailed and beautiful watercolor paintings of animals, in a manner reminiscent of John James Audubon. Yet, on a closer look, his images are not in a manner reminiscent of Audubon. His animals are tortured, dieing, or highly sexualized, or all of the above. Let me know what you think (some of his work is like a car accident where you can't look away, but you know you should).
FYI, I just saw his work in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. I am inspired by this work and Walker's work, so I am going to go look at some classic illustrations and see what I come up with.