Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Urban Scrawl

I saw Rik Catlow's Edward Scissorhands a couple months ago at the Crazy For Cult 3D, and I was very tempted to purchase it. Trying to refrain in owning additional art with not enough walls to claim it, I walked away in pain but that is not going to stop me from blogging it.

Rik's process in his art is using found items, magazines, drawings, and acrylic paint. There is no rule in his process but mere randomness. His influence is the raw city streets of New York City, filled with graffiti, post bills, signage and discarded papers. I like his usage of space, great character design and vibrant colors. Rik Catlow is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He studied illustration at The Kubert School and The School of Visual Arts in New York City.