Friday, April 30, 2010

Demon Cards -a selection from 52-

Here are some selected cards from my demon playing cards, I have a few more to do till they are finished. Also I'll include the design I'm thinking about printing on the back of the cards.

The idea behind the cards is through the isolation of allegories and metaphors of the acts, thoughts and relationships I have with sex. From the animalistic side of sexuality, the feeling of sexual superiority and/or inferiority, not having control over when/where you get an erection, the act of becoming one during sex, the brutality that sex can conjure, masturbation, etc... The figures are backed by either a green, yellow, red or violet environment. The idea is to contrast these acts and situations with brightly prismatic colors; colors one would not expect to have with such imagery.

All images will be printed at 2.5" by 3.5" (size of a playing card). Each was executed at 6" by 9" with ink, sharpie, gouache and watercolor.

The back design is based on Francis Bacon's "Two Figures, 1953." Bacon's work as well as Clive Barker's work has played an obvious influence on these paintings.

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