A tangential subject: I love the work of Kevin Low, who uses early Staffordshire figures as inspiration for his stunning, colorful art. The past peeps out from each of Kevin's modern, moving masterpieces. . One of my favorites is below.
Image – 77.45cm x 65cm
Edition of 25
Using primarily 19th century ceramics as his source material, he manipulates the work with vast changes in scale, flooding his work with colour. His characters are all in some way part of an epic, each one inexplicably connected with the other. Perhaps this is through marriage, love, or lust. The only clue we have is in their titles, faint hints at love, loss and lust. What results from this strange archaeology, is a queer resurrection: a celebration of a rich gaudy past that never existed.
Intriguing? Check out http://www.kevinlow.co.uk ...and look at all the galleries!