Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Christopher Gideon

Christopher Gideon was born in middle America and his work takes influences of his surroundings. Crosses, billboards and baseball are all themes that show up in his art. His most recent series "America's Pastime" is created entirely out of vintage baseball cards. Not the amazing ones from cigarette packs from the 30s, but mid 70s and 80s afros and burnt sienna uniforms. He butchers the cards and then pastes them back together in patterns or weaves them together to reform the original image. They are harmonious and disjointed at the same time. They actually communicate a great deal of action in many of them. If nothing else, they are a super original medium to work in and he's done a great job with them.

Check them out here.

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