Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jim Warren is Rad

Jim Warren is a self-taught artist. He specifically states on his website that he never uses an airbrush, only traditional oils. He has a background in the wonderful WIS-y worlds of sci-fi book cover illustration and album art. He has also collaborated with WIS helmsman Wyland. His philosophy on Art is this:

"To hell with the rules...paint what you like."

In this... extraordinary painting, we see Whales In Space portrayed as a world which exists inside the mind. The dolphin, rainbow and ocean are literally spilling out of the shattering veneer of the beach babe's face. The work seems to be pulling at the restraints on our inner universe of imagination, like a call to battle to bring our most lovely dreams into reality.