Perhaps it’s pretentious to call your event the “most important art show in the United States,” but that’s exactly what Art Basel considers itself. The event will have an exclusive selection of more than 220 leading art galleries from USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, exhibiting 20th and 21st century artworks by more than 2,000 artists. Expect talks, panels, galleries, installations, international magazines, and practically everything one can think of related to arts!
Evidently Dave Barnes is a somewhat famous soul musician, but that’s not the Dave Barnes we’re talking about here. The Dave Barnes we’re talking about is a Canadian artist and illustrator who combines gritty materials and dated colors with polished illustrations to form what he calls “oldification.” His pieces are nostalgic yet humorous and modern at the same time — the best of all times.
And, as you’ll notice in this piece below, Eatin’ Right, Barnes pays a lot of attention to small details. Check out the random related newspaper clippings, the pen marks added around the rooster’s head, or the slightly faded starbursts in the background.
Barnes will be a part of a group show titled “Made In Canada,” at the Bear and Bird in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The show opened yesterday, and Barnes’ work will be shown alongside that of artists like Rey Ortega and Lori Joy Smith.
Posted in Canada, Collage, Drawings, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Illustration, Mixed Media, Paintings
Tagged bear and bird, Canada, dave barnes, eatin right, Florida, folk art, Fort Lauderdale, Illustration, lori joy smith, oldification, outsider art, rey ortega, vintage art