stand up to bullying

    “Bullying”, by TheWhiteDeer There is little to nothing known about the artist of this ongoing series. Simply going by The White Deer on all her social media, it’s quite hard to pinpoint if these drawings reflect her personal experiences. However, I find that her style of drawing as well as the purpose of…

Marcel Dzama – World Gone Wrong

Marcel Dzama World Gone Wrong Ink and watercolour on paper 2005 Marcel Dzama’s drawings are distinctive and recognisable, but what fascinates me is how the stories he conveys through imagery can be difficult to decipher. In World Gone Wrong we are confronted with a scene of colossal violence. Naked and dismembered male bodies hang from…

comic art

Drawing is central to narrative in comic books, yet they can take many forms. More populist superhero titles reuse and modify a standard language of exaggeration and stylisation- oddly, they seem to go hand in hand with an almost absurdly renaissance/mannerist fetishization of extreme perspective effects and intricately detailed masses of bodies (as can be…

Polemic/Narrative Drawing – Banksy, 2006

Graffiti artist Banksy – whose work often deals with corruption, subversion, social & political issues and current events within popular culture – expresses his artistic intent through polemic, illegal acts of graffiti which are often discovered by the viewer rather than exhibited in a usual manner. Banksy Altered Artwork. Original Album Artwork. In 2006 Banksy…

Henry Darger

Henry Darger is classified as an outsider artist (a term coined by art critic Roger Cardinal, also known as art brut).Over 43 years of his life, Darger wrote 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by…

Asami Ohara- workshop#3

For the third workshop activity, I’d like to introduce an illustrator/comic book artist called Luke Pearson. He exhibited his work at the Victoria and Albert museum in London this summer. The exhibition, ‘Memory Palace’ was taken by multiple artists,  was a collection of artwork inspired by Hari Kunzru’s nobel with the same title.  Every artist picked…

Propaganda Art during the Cultural Revolution

Propaganda art had become the most favoured vehicle for the conduction of the government’s ideology in China at the onset of the revolution. Between 1966-‘76, utopian images flooded the media expressing the wonderful quality of life for the working class. Smiling, ageless and bubbly peasants, workers and soldiers graced many of these posters as they…