Saturday, February 14, 2009

In Celebration of Sorren

In the foreword to Joe Sorren's In Celebration of Balance and Opposable THUMBS, artist Matt Hall discusses how he thought he was looking at a Francis Bacon painting when someone gave him a flier with one of Sorren's creation on it.

It's not out of possibility's realm that someone could make that mistake.

Sorren's treatment of of human shapes and affection for the grotesque is Bacon-esque, although his flights into pure fantasy and melancholy are unique.

This terrific study of The Three Stooges' Moe Howard is one of several celebrity-themed works featured in the book.

My favorite image in the collection is this:



Published in 2003 & 2005 by Murphy
www.murphydesign.com

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