Christopher Conn Askew
I saved a folder of images by Christopher Conn Askew a while ago, but I’ve been putting off posting about him because his work challenges my descriptive abilities. I’m an avid (nearly obsessive) consumer of art, but I’ve never studied it in the academic sense, so I risk sounding unrefined and ignorant when I try to put words with pictures.
In this intriguing mixture of styles, I see a bit of traditional Japanese influence in terms of the line work mixed with something that almost resembles…art deco? I see children’s book illustrations mixed with vintage political propaganda posters.
When I look at these, I have no idea how to feel (which I thoroughly enjoy)…I have to simply let my eyes wander around and drink in the detail. So stunning…
I love Askew’s color scheme (I’m a bit biased toward all things dark red and black). The following image reminds me of the Tournee du Chat Noir poster I’ve had on my wall for over half of my life.
Since I’m bound to be inelegant and clumsy in my own descriptions, I’d welcome any other reactions to this work.
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