Wednesday, February 2, 2011
La Penitente - Christopher Conn Askew
I ran across Christopher Askew in an art magazine and was really drawn to his use of color. All of his pieces have red, black, and gold in them. He has an interesting background. He did not attend art school, instead he became a tattooist and then retired to make art.
So many things drew me to this particular piece, the female form, the hood, the waxy candles, the mice, her hand gesture, the ruffles in her dress, and the poster like appearance. She makes me think of saints, propaganda, and icons. His art uses watercolors, graphite, gold leaf, and silkscreen, among others.
I just find it to be really impressive and only just discovered him.
To look at more of his work he has a website here: Christopher Conn Askew