by Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Thursday 19 June 2008

Who couldn’t love the bizarre, folksy work of Drew Beckmeyer. Though there are a number of artists currently working within this field of folk and outsider art, Beckmeyer’s paintings stand out immediately on the sheer wit, both aesthetic and intellectual, that they contain. It is his freewheeling use of texture and patterns that initially draw you in, but it’s his pitch perfect, vivid, off-kilter sense of story telling that ultimately leaves it’s mark. It’s a perfectly endearing combo that will leave your head right up in the clouds, spinning around in la-la land.
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