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November 15, 2011

Ominous Characters

Sometimes you stumble upon work that's so mesmerizing it's difficult to explain. Benjamin Edmiston's pieces are that kind of work. And as I struggled to find the correct adjectives to describe them, I succumbed to the eloquent way as to which the artist did so himself.

Bejamin explains: "My compositions feature unusual or fantastical settings inhabited by ominous characters depicted in a flat and decorative style. My bold, and often symmetrical, drawings offer a plane of floating heads, half-skinned snakes, and bodiless arms. Building a personal vocabulary with such imagery recalls for me the tension of an early, crude Mickey Mouse cartoon, or a misplaced folk sculpture standing eerily on a dusty shelf. The creation of a familiar but askew world the sensation of the unheimlich is what fuels my work."










4 Comments

Sretan Bor
Sretan Bor Posted Nov 15, 2011
love his stuff

ella chandler
ella chandler Posted Nov 15, 2011
amazing!!xoxooxoo

AndHeDrew
AndHeDrew Posted Nov 17, 2011
Brrrr. These are a bit disturbing, aren't they? I really like the first one, but I'm not sure this style appeals to me.

tifani rubi
tifani rubi Posted Dec 6, 2011
my favourite ever!

 

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