April 21st, 2011
First up’s the Vénard. This piece caught my eye right away with its big bands of vermilion and geological strata-shards of boat color wedged among the greens and pale sea blues and cloud whites. There’s something sleepy in this sunset piece, but also something a little foreboding and jagged about the bony edifices and the looming circling black birds or fighter jets far up in the sky.
Next is Flach’s “Flying Mop”. Isn’t this a great piece? Kind of cuddly and Cujo all at once. I want to open my arms wide to hug the bounding shaggy pooch — or get my hand axe. From one moment to the next I either get pure joyful dogginess or medusa hound blinding me with doggy-fur dreads & biting away. Either way, terrific glow & energy from this semi-supernatural critter floating in the void.
More of Flach’s work can be found here at timflach.com.
Check out more of Claude Vénard’s work over at Alon Zakaim Fine Art.
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