Wednesday, April 30, 2008

“Alphaville” by Scott Teplin

Scott Teplin's cool art is going to be on display in NYC from May 1st through 7th. The exhibition features meticulously rendered pen and ink and watercolor drawings of fantastical rooms in which odd scale shifts, implausible situations, and strange juxtapositions of furnishings are the norm, as well as a series of artist’s drawn books. For some reason these images remind me of polly pocket combined with a twist of M.C. Esher plus a tad of magic eye books. Apparently this specific body of work is meant to embody the spirit of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 film, ALPHAVILLE- Teplin has filtered the city of Alphaville through his own imagination and drawn a world devoid of people - only evidence of their domestic and work environments remain for exploration. Check out some samples here.

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