Monday, 15 December 2008
Just browsing for calendars and found an artist who paints surreal animal paintings in the style of natural history water colours. The style of Walton Ford is familiar, but the subjects are are odd, often dark serving as a critique on Colonialism and comment on Natural History.
From an article about his 2006 Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum
"Using the animal kingdom as a mirror of the human world, Ford employs his skill as an artist and observer to communicate his views on society."
This article in the New York Magazine contains an Interview with the artist which explains the background of some of his pictures and where he gets his inspiration from.
More pics to be found on Google Images.