The Art of John Lytle Wilson
August 14, 2013 1:46 PM   Subscribe

Occasionally, an artist will paint something, but neglect to include monkeys and/or robots. When he can, John Lytle Wilson fixes that. In addition to correcting the paintings of others, Mr. Wilson also paints original pieces. Most of which include monkeys and/or robots. And unicorns. There are some unicorns in there too.
posted by Cookiebastard (12 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Lasers are inexplicably really hilarious.
posted by kiltedtaco at 1:57 PM on August 14, 2013

posted by blue t-shirt at 1:58 PM on August 14, 2013

Well, the previous FPP has a dead link to this artist's work, and this new FPP has a link to his original works in addition to his derivative works. So I hope it stays up because, monkeys. And robots.
posted by Cookiebastard at 2:08 PM on August 14, 2013 [1 favorite]

I interviewed this guy for an 'art website' a bunch of guys and I rolled out briefly at FSU.* He's a genuinely nice guy, very talented, and a lot of his paintings are really huge, which I always like.

Glad to see he's still doing well.

*I can't link to the article, because the website is no more. Sad thing, too - it was pretty cool.
posted by Pecinpah at 2:23 PM on August 14, 2013

John was kind enough to donate some of his design chops to a multimedia project my label used to support, and having met and chatted with him in person a couple of times, my general impression is he's a really cool and nice guy. Nice to see his monkeys and robots getting some love on the blue. His "corrected paintings" are also a lot of fun.
posted by saulgoodman at 3:15 PM on August 14, 2013

Oops. Same link as the fpp. Sorry about that.
posted by saulgoodman at 3:17 PM on August 14, 2013

Lasers are inexplicably really hilarious.

You mean frickin' laser beams?
posted by stebulus at 3:18 PM on August 14, 2013

Do the giant robots practice on remote, abandoned farmhouses before they hit the big cities?
posted by Brocktoon at 5:15 PM on August 14, 2013

Greg Stone is in this category, with the robots and the UFOs. A little more subtle. I own a couple of his pieces and take careful note of the people who suddenly look close and go "whaaaaaaa...?".
posted by kjs3 at 5:41 PM on August 14, 2013

Ok, I need to update my previous statement. Upon further thought, my favorite things are:

1. Lasers
2. Nonsensical juxtaposition.
posted by kiltedtaco at 5:43 PM on August 14, 2013

Jennifer Bock does something similar with Beaker.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:18 AM on August 15, 2013

I call this sort of thing "premeditated whimsy".

See also: ninja-pirate-zombie anything.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 2:34 PM on August 15, 2013

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