Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Knight in shining armour

Kris Knight is a Canadian painter. See below. His work has often been described as attractive as they are disturbing dealing with a/sexuality. This can be seen throughout his paintings, from the young boys to the young lady, there is something lurking behind the faces, almost using the beauty to conceal a secret, the subjects are all pale and somehow reminds me of vampires, thirsting for blood, but then this is just my idea of it. The young man with the blond hair can almost be swedish, or is he? Infact the blond one can almost pass as a girl??

"The creative focus of Knight’s work involves the construction of imaginary and biographical character-based portraits, that attempt to find a balance between the dichotomies of pretty and menace, myth and reality, sanctuary and susceptibility. His classical meets illustrative paintings allude to various expressions of duality, often dealing with opposing notions of hiding and fronting, defense and vulnerability, innocence and the erotic. "

There is more than what meets the eye.

1 comment:

Ekaterina Korzon said...

Wow I really love these x