Friday, January 25, 2008

Who Needs Groceries Alert - The distorted beauty of Joe Sorren


Without question, Joe Sorren is one of the brightest stars in the modern pop art firmament. Mr. Sorren has been illustrating professionally since the early 1990s and has done professional work for numerous Magazines, including Rolling Stone. In 1995 he had his first solo show, and has had many since at some of the nation’s most prestigious modern pop art galleries, most recently Billy Shire Fine Arts in Culver City, California. He typically works in paint, although he has recently produced some remarkable sculptures.

Describing his work is difficult. The subjects are usually people, always with distortedly large heads, mismatched features, and grossly misshapen hands and digits. And yet somehow, the people are beautiful. The paintings typically have a very ethereal quality, rich vibrant colors, and realistic settings. His originals only seem to become more and more sought after, and usually hover in the $20,000 to $40,000 range. But YOU can buy his extremely limited edition giclee prints of these paintings for 1/40th of that price. The prints usually come in editions of 50 and after a while sell out. As more and more people discover Mr. Sorren’s work, the prints become harder and harder to come by. Or how about a book of his work for considerably less? Buy it here.

There’s a good interview with him here at Webesteem Magazine.


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