An autistic Jasper Johns emerging?
April 16, 2010 9:06 AM   Subscribe

Alex Masket is an autistic young man and prolific artist using Duct Tape, Stick-On Letters, and Legos, among many materials. His work has a suprising vibrance and rhythm. Inspiring, especially for fans of Duct Tape and Outsider Art. Listen to an interview with his parents here. (Hat Tip to the latest Utne Reader)
posted by cross_impact (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Lovely work in the second link. This is beautiful.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:33 AM on April 16, 2010

It's interesting to me that I like the selections in the second link better that seeing the whole gallery in the first link. Curious how the editing affects my experience.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:39 AM on April 16, 2010

The interface here is grand also. This is beautiful stuff, and inspiring. Thanks for posting!
posted by chavenet at 9:46 AM on April 16, 2010

This is really good stuff. Great composition.
posted by leotrotsky at 9:48 AM on April 16, 2010

This is lovely! What I use to fix my shoes, he uses to create art.

Love it.
posted by chatongriffes at 11:32 AM on April 16, 2010

Very cool.
posted by infinitywaltz at 12:14 PM on April 16, 2010

Though his parents seem to have had the right sensibilities to appreciate their son's specific artistic parlance, I think they should have refrained from giving his pieces those titles.
posted by progosk at 4:03 PM on April 16, 2010

Nice. Love the patterns!
posted by Xezlec at 9:09 PM on April 16, 2010

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