22.08.14 Artist in residence.

, 22 August 2014

With Lewes Artwave Festival (www.artwavefestival.org/) about to start I thought I'd highlight the work of one of my favourite local artists.

This cormorant has been exhibiting his work on a riverside rooftop next to the Ouse.

cormorant

Here's a review:

"Whereas many artists open their Lewes houses to exhibit their art this artist exhibits his art on a Lewes house. His bold use of splattered streaks remind one at first of Pollock's 'Arabesque'.....

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....and expand on similar themes of white vertical lines explored by abstract expressionist artist Barnett Newman in his piece 'Onement VI' which recently sold for $43.8m.

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Yet by creating his art with the medium of digested, excreted fish this Banksy-esque guerilla artist adds a refreshing twist akin to Warhol's 'Oxidation' series or 'The Home-Coming of Navel Strings' by Noritoshi Hirakawa."

***** (Five stars, Must See).

cormorant wide

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