Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Chris Appelhans "Superman"

Chris Appelhans' artwork has more than a touch of fantasy about it at times – look at his concept paintings 1, 2 and 3 for example. His website is a source of very varied drawings and paintings. I discovered his animation about Superman and have made it our 2007 Movie of the Week 6 but in the blog it's better to dwell on his other work. He has that wonderfully crisp drawing ability that only the finest artists possess, together with the imagination to capture yours. A wonderfully evocative drawing of the huge family lined up on their front stoop, “Dustbowl”, with the mother clutching a chicken and the father a scythe, led me to a very moving series of photographs in memory of his grandfather. It is a warm tribute.

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