neil farber : growing pains with introduction by joshua dawes harnden.
"growing pains" is a collection of paintings by neil farber, who is part of the royal art lodge of winnipeg, manitoba.
taking a simple but expressive line drawing style that is reminiscent of children's book illustrations, neil farber's work blurs the boundary between childhood fear and grown-up fantasy. the artist has created a world populated by an odd cast of characters that includes waif-like children, cats, dogs, and ghosts, combining innocence with a complicated and often foreboding sense of the absurd. indeed, it is out of these contradictions that the work's dark humor is born. farber's drawings remind us that among the range of emotions, humor is arguably the most complicated – and perhaps the most human. this volume, published in a limited edition of 1000, is a must own for anyone who collects contemporary art.
16 full color illustrations, text in english.
dimensions : 8.3"w x 9"h : 40 pages : paperback
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