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Monday
Jun172013

Curio: Trevor Gutherie's Charcoal Drawings

Alexa here to bring a bit of contemporary art to your Monday evening. Trevor Gutherie is a Zurich-based artist who is well-known for his large-scale, photorealistic charcoal drawings that appropriate art history, found photographs, and imagery from contemporary culture with an often mordant wit.  “Appropriation for me is a subtle business,” he explains.

"Musterknabe", 2011, charcoal on paper, 110 x 80 cm

 

There is a certain aesthetic that I am searching for; the oddball that lends itself to be exploited in my medium.”  

 

"Film Star Film Star", 2011, charcoal on paper, 40 x 50 cm

"Bates Motel", 2012, charcoal on paper, 114 x 95 cm"The Folly", 2011, charcoal on paper, 110 x 86 cm"The Folly 2", 2011, charcoal on paper, 86 x 110 cm

His work often incorporates cinematic references, and he counts Peter Greenaway, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Kubrik, and Roman Polanski as influences. You can see more here.

 

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