Dazzle at the portfolio and process of the leading pop culture artist Jason Edmiston in his new book ‘Visceral’.
I’ve long been a fan of Jason Edmiston. An artist who, I believe, truly understands the fun of Friday night horror flicks and the art to found in mainstream media. Whether he’s painting a portrait of the Bride of Frankenstein, posters for the films of John Carpenter, packaging for He-Man figures or prints of Khaleesi’s Dragon Babies, his work wears the badge of fandom with pride and celebrates the best of pop culture.
Edmiston’s genius was confirmed to me when I saw his painting of RoboCop for Gallery 1988, in which you find no less than 13 movie references in an image that demands your attention and never feels messy, even with all it’s stuff going on. That’s pure skill of composition.
This new book, appropriately called ‘Visceral’ collects the majority of his work to date over nearly 300 pages, adding an in-depth look at his process across both analogue and digital techniques. Every image is beautifully presented in eye-popping colour (Basil Gogos would be proud) in a quality hardback fashion deserving of such a classy collection of work.