The curved worlds of Stephen Ladkin
June 20, 2010 4:39 PM   Subscribe

Stephen Ladkin's contemporary paintings have a cheery yet distorted perspective. His traditional works are more down-to-earth.
posted by Hardcore Poser (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
One of the few things I will ever describe as "delightfully seussical". His works make me smile in wonderfully childish way.
posted by Chipmazing at 4:52 PM on June 20, 2010

I have a hard time not seeing these paintings as banal and cheesy--it's like all the smiley faces and hearts and smooth, round stuff colors the work to the point where I just can't appreciate it. I don't know whether that's because I'm closed-minded or because the art itself is cheesy, but...yick.

I always find FPPs like these interesting, whether or not I like the art involved. Thanks.
posted by sallybrown at 4:58 PM on June 20, 2010

Agreed, Chip. I found myself smiling as well. The paintings remind me of my 6 year old daughter's very sunny outlook on life.
posted by ashbury at 6:02 PM on June 20, 2010

I love this So. Much. This is the first time I've ever thought about saving money specifically to buy original art. These made me happy in a way I can't even articulate. Thanks for the post.
posted by Eumachia L F at 1:50 AM on June 21, 2010


It Ziggy, only Ziggier.
posted by pracowity at 3:55 AM on June 21, 2010

posted by pracowity at 4:09 AM on June 21, 2010

Un-self-consciously banal. Technically good painter, but someone needs to cancel his National Geographic subscription. I'm sure he sells a lot, though.
posted by cmoj at 9:48 AM on June 21, 2010

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