OK, I’ll admit, I’m not a big action-movie fan. In fact, the latest super-hero based film is usually the very last on my movie watching list ( although I end up watching them with Mr. Forager so that he’ll watch the latest costume drama/foreign film with me ). But I might be rethinking my prejudice due to the work featured today. The recent work of Brooklyn artist Jim Gaylord is based on action sequences in films– now there’s an action movie screening approach I could get into!
In Gaylord’s work, some paintings, some collage/mixed media, we are met with a cacophony of shapes, colliding upon one another. The crashing of objects, the roar of engines.. it’s almost audible. Can you hear it?
Pops of white amid the chaos resemble clouds of smoke, distorting the full scene from our view, while smaller forms are catapulted out from the midst like shrapnel.
I think I’ll be looking at action sequences a bit differently from now on, won’t you? To see more of Jim Gaylord’s work, please visit his website.
All images are via the artist’s website. Artist found via Gregory Lind Gallery.