Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Books and Art

Even if I love the way books look, with their different colors and sizes (plus, the inside, of course!) I am just feeling this art form by Mike Stilkey!

Not only does the support of the art (stashed books) look fantastic, but the illustration is to die for! How perfect would they look on your walls, instead of a simple painting? You get a dynamic image and also some texture (plus, people will start focusing on books again!!!) ;))

Mike Stilkey is an L.A. artist that does things with a little twist. Yes...the Devil IS in the details!
Using a mix of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer, Stilkey depicts a melancholic and at times a whimsical cast of characters inhabiting ambiguous spaces and narratives of fantasy and fairy tales. A lingering sense of loss and longing hints at emotional depth and draws the viewer into their introspective thrall with a mixture of capricious poetry, wit, and mystery.
In love with books? In love with art? No need to keep them separated anymore! ;)))From: Mike Stilkey


Anonymous said...

he's genious !!!

just love it.

Arina said...

:) happy you like he's work!