Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hello All, Please bare with me.

I've been graced with the opportunity to contribute by some collaborators who saw my paintings on Flickr.

I am old school- in very few ways am I a friend of abundant technology, so my pictoral introductions may be laughably small in scale as per my skill with computers, but who cares really.

My artistic tastes, or inspirations perhaps? As for inspirations my answer would have to be- who could say? Even if you are lucky or unlucky enough to know yourself so well as to know to a certainty what it is that inspires you, few people you would or could ever meet would or could, without lying, be able to say the same for themselves.

Artistic tastes are another matter altogether, I'd say they're rather random for me. Mind you 'random' and not a 'wide-variety' as many salesmen would like to claim. There is far too much out there for one to be able to appreciate even close to even a percentage of it and still have a discernable personality of one's own. I like artists one could call Symbolist or Fantastic of varying time period like Austin Osman Spare, Yoshitaka Amano, Franz Von Stuck, Zdzislaw Beksinski, Jean Delville, or Vania Zouravliov. I like J-Noir artists like Takato Yamamoto, Amano Katan, Ayami Kojima, and the great Suehiro Maruo. I like strange poster artists like Tom Fuckin' Crites. I am not sure what all these names have in common besides the fact that people who watch every superbowl, who try to listen to their teen children's music (these days, who would want to), whose rationality dictates that no one should get a tattoo because it might last a while, would probably die happier without knowing any of the people listed above ever existed.

Thank you Robert Gilmour for inviting me. I've spoken with Aeron Alfrey quite a few times, though not in person, as have I followed the work of some others amongst you. I hope to do so more regularly now. Cheers.


Aeron said...

I'm glad to have you aboard this strange collective of artists here.

These works carry an atmosphere of dread mystery, like reading a horror novel with no words. I'd encourage you to seek out dark alleyways in the middle of nowhere, or abandoned houses in which walls falling apart might serve as your canvas, if it weren't for the lack of an audience. Those feel like the sort of places I should find works such as these.

Keep up with the the fantastic brooding horrors.

MD Encolpius said...

cool imagery, makes me think of Clive Barker's books.

Gaiihin said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you all, very nice to be here.

crippaXXXalmqvist said...

hej & welcome to EBD, triffie!
good stuff that you paint by the way.

Robert Adam Gilmour said...

Great to have you here finally.