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Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance

Written by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Foreword by Peter Saul, Contribution by Angela Stief and KAWS

  • July 17, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • Art - Individual Artist
  • Skira Rizzoli
  • 10 x 12-3/8
  • $75.00
  • $80.00
  • 978-0-8478-3894-3

About This Book

The first retrospective look at the irreverent and boisterous artwork of painter Erik Parker. With deep roots in alternative comics, illustration, and graffiti, internationally acclaimed artist Erik Parker’s work bridges underground culture and the pop-surrealism movement. Erik Parker: Colorful Resistance presents his intense compositions, originating from word clusters, viscera-like forms, and animated figurines. Parker’s work aggressively takes on the issues of the day through an antiauthoritarian approach to established ideologies. "[Parker’s] unpredictable forms are contained by, but also disrupt, relatively geometric framing devices whose radiating curves and bands of color bring to mind proscenium arches or movie marquees. In nearly every painting we seem to be witnessing the emergence of some extravagant freak of nature or perhaps consciousness—a hallucination of the first order." —Roberta Smith, New York Times

About the Author

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut is a curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. Peter Saul is an American painter. Angela Stief is a curator at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. KAWS is a celebrated artist and designer.

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