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Volume 10, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2052-0204
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Abstract

This essay gives a brief account of an artist who embodies several aspects of , or ‘moving across’. First of all, his work has been embraced not only by curators of national galleries but eager collectors of Art Brut, and marks a transept where Outsider and High Art intersect. Second, his outpourings transmit uncomfortable reminders of fascism and wider immorality crossed with references from culture’s broader canon. These images are generally based on photographs, which his drawings transliterate and transmogrify by turn. These processes produce works fusing extraordinary pictorial grace with vivacity, so much so that they often transcend their sources’ negative, sociopolitical drag. Finally, in life he attempted to transpose his drawings’ transgressive imaginings into reality; a transference that resulted in tragedy, the ending of a life all to transient.

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Keyword(s): art brut; autographic illustration; doodles; drawing; fan art; mixed-media
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