20th March 2008
Strychnin Gallery Berlin's new show features new works by Canadian artist Richard Kirk and Belgian artist Raf Veulemans.
Are you amazed sometimes at the unbelievable things your subconscious shows you in your sleep? Have you ever wondered where these incredible images and stories that you see in your dreams come from, wandering through the irreal labyrinth of your imagination to far-away places of buried anxieties and hidden desires?
Canadian artist and illustrator Richard Kirk has always been fascinated by these vivid fragments of our subconscious existence. His book illustrations for the likes of Clive Barker and others seem to be washed ashore straight from his dreams. They have made him famous throughout Canada and the United States with their incredibly filigree details and fantastic settings, offering insight into worlds governed by their very own set of rules. The viewer is guided into these worlds by an invisible presence that is experienced intuitively.
Kirk's illustration of American rock band's KORN 2007 album has been widely noted and further increased his fame. Strychnin is proud to once more feature his illustrations in Germany, offering a wide international audience the chance to get to know Kirk's incredible work and style.