Thursday, 1 December 2011

JBKrost -Artist

It says this on jbkrost’s blog profile:

Gender
Male
Location
Introduction
I just stab at the canvas and click at the shutter... sometimes it works out
Interests
Favourite Films
Favourite Music
Favourite Books

I like the fact that for such an accomplished artist if known only too few, could be so self-deprecating as to say “I just stab at the canvas and click at the shutter... sometimes it works out.” It does, though. It works out incredibly well. Of course, in the end, it all comes down to taste. I mean, after all, everything is a question of personal preference but I have to say that this man’s work is very much ‘up my street,’ my ‘cup of tea.’
He seems, oddly enough, to quite like his anonymity choosing to let his art speak for him rather than adopting a Daliesque type vaudeville. His paintings of stretched, ghost-like. His figures remind me slightly of Edvard Munch’s work. Having said that I am sure neither artist would agree. There is pain here, discomfort but I am not sure why. Perhaps, like Francis Bacon, he is merely reflecting the world or humanity as he sees it.

I know this, though. I like jbkrost’s (yes, all in lower case) work. I would certainly be proud to have it hang up on my wall.





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