Jim Mahfood Illustrations Pack Stranger Factory Show

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Illustrator/comic artist Jim Mahfood’s dynamic works carry both an absorbing and kinetic energy. He calls his work “visual funk: a hybrid mix of comix art, graffiti, manga, street art, and funk culture.” His work is currently featured in the show “Stacking Pyramids” at Stranger Factory in Albuquerque, N.M. The show kicks off Nov. 3 and runs through Nov. 26.

In a statement, the gallery describes his work as such: “His work defines his exploration of imagined senses and sexuality couched in his trademark chaotic style … heaps of black ink seem to explode within and around his subjects as they struggle for a handhold in an unsure world. Mahfood’s illustration style is dense and rich, and carries an intense load of sex, comedy, confidence, and a subtle presence of the fear and uncertainty of impending doom.”

In comics, the artist considers his first break to be a 1997 job writing and drawing “Generation X Underground Special,” taking place within the X-Men universe. Since, he’s been involved in projects with publishers, animation and film studios, and brands that span mediums.

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