Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance

Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance

by Monica Ramirez-Montagut
     
 
The first retrospective look at the irreverent and boisterous artwork of painter Erik Parker. With deep roots in alternative comics, illustration, and graffiti, internationally acclaimed artist Erik Parker’s work bridges underground culture and the pop-surrealism movement. Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance presents his intense compositions, originating

Overview

The first retrospective look at the irreverent and boisterous artwork of painter Erik Parker. With deep roots in alternative comics, illustration, and graffiti, internationally acclaimed artist Erik Parker’s work bridges underground culture and the pop-surrealism movement. Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance presents his intense compositions, originating from word clusters, viscera-like forms, and animated figurines. Parker’s work aggressively takes on the issues of the day through an antiauthoritarian approach to established ideologies. "[Parker’s] unpredictable forms are contained by, but also disrupt, relatively geometric framing devices whose radiating curves and bands of color bring to mind proscenium arches or movie marquees. In nearly every painting we seem to be witnessing the emergence of some extravagant freak of nature or perhaps consciousness—a hallucination of the first order." —Roberta Smith, New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847838943
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
07/17/2012
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 12.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut is a curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. Peter Saul is an American painter. Angela Stief is a curator at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. KAWS is a celebrated artist and designer.

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