Friday, January 6
ballpoint pen paintings by shane mcadams.
Still my favorite work I found this week. Why do I love this so much? Their ability to simultaneously sooth and stoke my psyche is unnerving. I'm plagued by a burning desire to keep some around at all times, just because they make me happy, sort of like the way people turn whole walls of their bedrooms into aquariums. Maybe the key is in the title of the work - synthetic landscapes. It's that blend of the familiar and the surreal which so often makes the head spin and the mind wander.
Anyway, enjoy a more rational analysis here.
And a more in depth feature here.
all images © Shane McAdams