Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jack Spencer

I sat in a restaurant last night looking at the art on the walls. My wife had pointed out the three ghostly images of ballerinas hanging on the far wall. It was like Degas but in ghost form. Ladies in bright but wispy colored dresses fading into the shadows, only revealing enough of their tutus to give away that they were in fact dancing. We asked the waiter who told us that all of the pieces on the walls were by Jack Spencer. A guy that lives in my new neighborhood and worked with Bob Dylan in the past.

After taking a look at his website, I have to admit, I am in love with his work. It's like if Peter Milton collaborated with Degas himself and there is something about his compositions that remind me of Marc Chagall. Yes all of these are photographs.

I don't really know what to say other than I am generally very picky when it comes to art. I like goofy cartoony things or I like ultra serious art with a otherworldly flare. I guess the best thing, it is judge for yourself. Here are just tiny samples of his work. Amazing if you ask me.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, these really are incredible. Great find, Nick.