The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Tag: Surrealsim

When asked about his venture from comic illustration to his more abstract and surreal illustration, artist Graham Yarrington offers a candid observation: "I've always found that painting is the best therapy. I think that sadness and struggle will always play an important role in my growth as an artist." Growing up Rochester, New York, his work is informed by his childhood surroundings- "lots of open space and trees"- manifested in highly imaginative ink and gouache landscapes. Though his work is at times bright and fantastical, the stuff of daydreams and Grimm's fairy tales, there is also a darkness that the artist can't shake.

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