Sunday, March 17, 2013

Shout-out to Ektopia

The editor of one of my favorite blogs, Ektopia, recently reviewed the book I made with Andrew Hem last year, Dreams Towards Reality. He has some lovely insights, so head over there and check it out, and then spend some time exploring the thousands of cool things that can be found there.

"Dreams Towards Reality follows Hem’s artistic journey from 2006 to 2011 in a series of chapters, which include his fine art, his mural work, sketchbooks and some of his photography. A journey that really started after he returned home from the first visit to Cambodia at the age of 27. With his “heart aflame,” he began to paint with new motivation. The use of bold colours for skin tones but subdued line-work (unusual for an ex-writer, it seems) make some some incredibly emotive imagery. There’s a ubiquitous sense of chaos being tamed by a calming spiritualism and his stories are never quite what they initially seem."

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