Friday, July 8, 2011

feature friday XII - Charlie Isoe

Charlie Isoe’s pictorial compositions are based largely on his personal experiences and observations he makes of his immediate social surroundings. Isoe left school at the age of sixteen and immersed himself in a world of graffiti, skateboarding, travel, and life on the streets. As he entered his twenties, already well traveled, rich in experiences with highs and broken bones, he went back to attain a high school diploma, and subsequently a Degree in Fine Art. For the last three years, Isoe has been living in Europe as a freelance artist, observer and wanderer. His work has been seen on the streets of Australia, Thailand, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Czech Republic and Germany. [source: sweet station.]

Despite hitting perfectly encapsulating the happenings of popular culture and coupling that with clever political satire, it is Isoe's softer works that capture me most. His use of soft tones and brilliant skill in representing anatomy inspires me. I can't wait to hunt down some of his street works on the streets of Europe later this year.

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