Sunday, January 30, 2011

I mean Rielly

These are two works by Welsh artist James Rielly, of whom you can read about more here. To me he's a very fascinating, even inspiring artist. Part of that is that his favorite subjects seem to be childhood, night, disguise, as well as disease and difference. These are all deeply interesting themes. But it's also his treatment. Whatever he illuminates in paint, he also leaves a bit mysterious.


susan said...

These are very interesting and extremely cool. Truly understanding childhood when we're no longer there is remarkable.

Ben said...

I think that's a good insight. Childhood is another country in a lot of ways.