Sunday, 22 January 2012

self initiated project research 3: daniel johnston

Daniel Johnston is an artist I really like who applies his style to graphic objects as a staple aspect of his practise. Johnston's 'Jeremiah the Innocent' frog started as a mural in Texas, which became extremely popular, and helped Johnston achieve notoriety as a musician as well as an artist. Johnston has spent time in mental institutions and expresses very dark notions through his work, although the style still applies to objects as typical and posters, despite being so complex and weird. I think the slightly sinister undercurrent to his style is what makes it so appealing to me.

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