Thursday, November 24, 2016

Spiritism

 A new page from my ongoing story The 9th Island, the fourth chapter.
I am referring here to the fad of spiritism that took Europe by a storm around the turn of the century. Less well know is its influence on certain pioneers of abstract art. Hilma Af Klint can be seen as a sort of missing link between Jugendstil and abstraction. At the bottom a simulacrum painted by Nicolas Roerich, which is also interesting: it's Russian dabblings with esoterics here (in stead of the obvious nazi connection).

Of course, it's not necessary to be aware of all the references i am using, though. That would render the story quite unreadable. But it is interesting IMO to see how abstraction became a respected direction in art and comics sadly went the other way, while both developed quasi-simultaneously.

Af Klint



                                                                              Roerich

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Woodcut

did 2 woodcut recently, one using "plaque perdue" technique to make several colors, another only black with good size (on 50x70cm paper)

adding last ink drawing i did
this one was complete improvisation before adding boat





Friday, November 04, 2016

Giddiyap!

This linocut of a rope-skipping centauroid was done during my stay in Slovenia, early October.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The march of progress


A comment on man's technobedazzlement of today and an obvious nod to Bosch's Haywain.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Gift

Freebies! Here's a two-page tribute to the classic weird fiction story 'The Inner Room' by Robert Aickman. It's also on my blog, which no-one reads.
& there's more: over at http://www.plastiekenplunk.be/item/salome/ you can read my Salomé with the double page spreads inexplicably cut in half. If you liked it, leave a vote, so i win the prize & can feed my kids. 
Gift, of course, means poison in German.