Posted by Alex
Big fan of these paintings by Phil Ashcroft
The unknown is a space at once fascinating and fearful by mankind’s technological advances and the romantic notion that there still lies undiscovered elements to the world in which we live. A derelict hospital, oil depots, nuclear power stations, the abominable snowman; collectively these semi-surreal settings and cartoon-like motifs appear as mysterious manifestations, phenomena both real and imagined. link
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Omer says:April 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm
Have you ever heard of David Schnell? I saw one of his paintings in the Denver MoMA, titled “Aussicht”. For whatever reason seeing this post reminded me of David Schnell.
RA_OUL says:April 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm
I love these. I feel like they have hints of graffiti in them. Ashcroft definitely has a unique style though.
rent says:April 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm
Really dope. Love the colors and graphic style. Sort of reminds me of Conor Harrington’s work, who’s also definitely worth checking out.
Tardlovski says:April 27, 2010 at 7:04 am
those are like the imaginary covers to some ridiculous hiphop alias of autechre.
Jonny says:April 28, 2010 at 5:05 am
They are great, I would really like to buy some prints are they for sale?
Ramune (every.seven) says:May 3, 2010 at 5:26 am
I love the combination of mostly abstract with just a little bit of landscape.