Okay, after a busy week the halloween sale is up and running; GTAV is installing. Now is a good time for another blog post. I was hoping to post earlier but with 8-bitty, my own graphic design business and working at this place: mona.net.au my graphic design powers, and in fact all my other powers are feeling depleted.
Anyway, back to the blog.
Jason Edmiston, an artist I've known for a long time – but not by name. For years now I've seen his work pop-up on tumblr and Facebook. It just wasn't until a little more recently that I realised these paintings were all by the same person! And this person had a name! Jason Edmiston! It all seems quite obvious now really, but never mind.
Edmiston's work is bold, bright, alive, nostalgic and thought provoking. I think many of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s would feel a strong connection to his rich pop culture references.
Two of my favourite pieces are more recent additions to his folio and feature the protagonists in two of my all time favourite movies: Terminator and Predator. (OMG GTAV has just finished installing). Edmiston's recreation of these badass characters well and truly returns them to their former glory. I really want hang them on a wall in 8-bitty's evil lair. They sold before I had a chance. I've thrown in a couple of extra favs too, Party Man, featuring Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Gamorrean Guard, featuring a somewhat familiar scene from Return of the Jedi in Jaba's palace. Anyway I encourage all y'all to visit www.jasonedmiston.com to soak up the retro 80s/90s goodness ASAP.
I'm hoping that some day soon Emiston will paint either the Jurassic Park T-Rex, an ATAT (or Tie Fighter), Vader (if he hasn't already) or Robocop in a similar style to Predator and Terminator.