zaterdag 18 september 2010

BARENDSPIRATIE

For his lecture in Brno, Albo Helm asked me for the 10 works of visual art that defined me most as an artist. This is that list.
I'll do this post in English because the whole world needs to know about Fromm, French & all the others. 
Lilo Fromm - "Muffel & Plums"
My parents read to me from this childrens' book when I was about 3 years old. It's a collection of textless comics, drawn in ink and full of detail. The stories are friendly & kid-familiar: Muffel & Plums go swimming, cooking, painting. 

The scariest story is about Muffel (the big lion-type) who is cranky and Plums (the bunny) desperately trying to cheer him up. At one point, Plums brings him a balloon, and Muffel bursts it with a burning cigarette (!). Man, that's some harsh shit when you're 3.

The pencilstrokes on the pages are my first attempts to participate in the art world. It's supposed to be the moon.

Sokal - "La Mort Douce"
One holiday in France, we visited friends of my parents and stayed in their house for a couple of days. They had a closet full of comics – as lots of French people do. I was 8 years old, and for the first time I saw comics that were actually made for grown ups. It was fantastic. There was blood, guns, nudity! I must have read (well, I couldn't read it, but what happened was pretty clear) this scene about 80 times.


zondag 5 september 2010

kwartetje koninginnen

Ooit zou dit een compleet kaartspel moeten worden. Tot die tijd heb ik in elk geval een aardige quad queens.


Voor zowel stijl als palet heb ik me laten inspireren door 50s/60s illustraties en coverdesign.