Freitag, 8. Juni 2007

Henrik Drescher

Henrik Drescher is someone who I find really inspiring. He is both conceptual and aesthetic. He is a great draughtsman and a fantastic imagination. He was born in Copenhagen and then moved to America, where he studied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and then began his career as an lllustrator.

Drescher’s editorial illustrations appear regularly in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, and Rolling Stone. He has also written and illustrated several books, including books for children.
One of my favourite books is Postal Sceance, a book with an unusual concept...the idea is to send postcards (he made) to dead famous people such as William Blake and Joseph Beuys etc. He then records if they have been delivered or not delivered ie. if they have been delivered he understands that they have recieved the postcard (hence the name Postal Sceance!).

I really like his drawings, they are really fresh and lively. They seem very fluid.

I love the way he mixes found and drawn imagery.

Henrik refers to his work as a "junkyard of the imagination." He works in sketchbooks and notebooks which he uses both as professional source books and personal diaries. In these he picks through new ideas, used motifs, and discarded thoughts.

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