William Fort produces pencil & charcoal drawings in which he explores the
realm between the serious and the ridiculous. Rendered with an unsettling
amount of detail, his drawings often contain wordplay and juxtaposition
which give them an absurd quality.
Kit Mizeres (previously featured here) is an artist and illustrator currently based out of Cleveland, Ohio. She is a recent graduate of the Columbus College of Art and Design with a focus on Illustration. She is currently enjoying a smooth transition back to her traditional roots in painting and drawing, and is taking time off from commissioned illustration work at this time. With that being firmly enforced, she is also very content with sleeping in her car and living off rice and potatoes at this point in time if it means she can continue drawing ridiculous things.
Brooklyn based Hai-Hsin Huang paints and draws quickly, basing the compositions on images she finds on institutional websites: government, schools, hospitals, and news outlets. The photographs she uses are vaguely propagandist, and her resulting paintings both poke fun at and reveal the horror in such images.
Huang’s works explore images indicative of contemporary life. She is interested in the ridiculousness and fear in society, the absurdity and the loneliness. As part of a generation marked by hedonism, people seem to know more but feel less. Catastrophes become assumptions; we practice suffering and crisis with laughter. Huang tries to highlight the lives of this easy and comfortable generation, and in particular, their lightness of being.
It’s scary that even the kingpin on conservative ridiculousness, Bill O’Reilly, fact checked the ‘birther’ argument and said that it should be put to rest. Yet Donald Trump is basing a presidential campaign on it… We hear the next move for Trump presidential campaign is to focus his efforts on securing some of Obama’s circumcised foreskin. For, you know… research reasons.