Thursday, October 1, 2009

justin gibbens

I recently saw one of Justin Gibbens' paintings on Punch Gallery's site advertising their current Winner Takes All fundraiser (which sounds pretty cool) and had to learn more. Turns out I've seen his Birds of Paradise series before, although I can't remember where (perhaps I'll wake up in the middle of the night with the answer to this question). His watercolor and gouache paintings are a little like Audobon on acid - highly realistic traditional renderings of wildlife with a surreal twist. In Gibbens' world, cranes have four heads, moles have unicorn horns, eagles are 'American Griffons' and owls have Bird of Paradise tails. You can see more here.

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