Monday, January 28, 2013

Oliver Jeffers

It's been awhile since a painting sparked more than a cursory interest, much less left a deeper fire burning in my gut once I discovered the rest of the artist's work. Oliver Jeffers is one such artist, and damn, does it feel good to find someone to get excited about again!

This Irish fellow turned New Yorker is probably best known for his children's books, but it's his other work that took my breath away. Whimsy and an appealing aesthetic aside, it's the wit he infuses his paintings with that is especially compelling. 'Still life with logic and a choice of beverage', and his other pieces that include mathematical equations, are some of my favorite.

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