Thursday, January 7, 2010

Aurel Schmidt

It was around this time last when I saw MANEATER sitting on my friends coffee table.

I didn't know what I was about to see and I certainly wasn't expecting to be blown away, but when I cracked open the book I couldn't believe my eyes. Her work is unreal. Clusters of maggots, cigarette butts, rats, dildos and filth effortlessly combined and elegantly drawn together to form portaits and faces. Her attention to detail is ridiculous.

When I got home later that night I googled the shit out of her and could hardly find anything. A few weeks later I was telling a friend about her and suddenly there was a flood of information online, including this short interview with Vice.

The paranoia, the doom, and "bad thoughts" are all so real and I think her ability to put that out there so openly and with out pretense was great. I really felt that interview and dreamt about her paintings for a few nights after I watched it.

1 comment:

Agent Lover said...

I really liked her work when you showed it to me. It's what I see when I close my eyes sometimes before sleep. I hope she has a show in LA sometime!