When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

R. S. Connett

There are artists out there who eschew traditional approaches to drawing but are nonetheless obsessed with detail as a way express what are often frightening visions of the world in general and humanity in particular. H. R. Giger and Chris Mars spring to mind. Their roots lie in the dreamlike visions of Heironymous Bosch. It is a difficult artistic path. Most who try it fail to develop a unique vision or compelling style and get mired in cliché psychedelia. This kind of work is often driven by direct experiences with drug addiction, insanity or both, which can explain the rarity of finding such artists who also have the discipline to excel. R. S. Connett has become one of those exceptions. Go to his website www.vomitus.com or check him on Flickr.

please click on these images to view them larger!

"AFS #1 (Alternative Fuel Source) 10x10" acrylic on panel 2008

"Evolutionaries" 10x10" acrylic on panel 2008

"Don Quixote Meets His Chimera" 18x24" acrylic on panel 2009

"Memento Mori (remember you will die)" 18x24" acrylic on panel 2009

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