Saturday, December 19, 2009

This Week's Artist: Amanda Visell

This sculpture is what first turned me on to Amanda Visell's fabulous retro artwork. Since then I've bought a couple of her pieces (including the pink elephant 'snake oil' version of Drunky McSkunky above) and a copy of her book Popping through pictures.

Her paintings have a great 1950s cartoon feel, just like Genndy Tartakovsky's animations - Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack - do. And the pictures translate excellently to 3D too.

I also love the way that she can take well-known images and characters and re-imagine them in her own inimitable style, as she's done here with Disney's Peter Pan.

Want to see some more? Then check out her website or her blog, which she shares with the also hugely talented Michelle Valigura. Or check out the gallery here. Or buy her stuff via Switcheroo.

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