Mike Stilkey

Found via Coates and Scarry.  Mike Stilkey is a visual artist who paints on book pages, book covers, and stacks of books.  I find his paintings incredibly captivating, especially the frequent juxtaposition of melancholic figures against colorful book spines.  Do check out his website and Coates and Scarry’s interview with him about his work, particularly his recent installation at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery’s exhibition “Art from the New World.”  Here is “Enemy in the house” by Mike Stilkey:


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