Monday, September 27, 2010

How This Happened Pt 5

Oliver East is another artist I had been thinking about for a while.  He's a UK based walker and drawer and he publishes books about his travels.

Like Einspruch's work, Easts is directly linked to his experience - he takes weird walks, then translates them into pages of drawings.  They're kind of comics but kind of not.

His "Trains Are...Mint" series is great, the his recent larger works, "Proper Go Well High" and "Berlin and That" are wonderful too.  His work is a cross between language and experience, sometimes we're walking with him and sometimes we're deciphering some arcane code about something.  In the crowded world of comics, this work is fresh, original, and beautifully eccentric.

For the show we have some original pages - they're big! - and copies of a bunch of books for sale.  I wish we could have him come here and do a book about walking around Charlottesville.

1 comment:

  1. hey man, stick your hand in your pocket and i'm there! i'm very cheap; liquor and a tent is usually enough.