Llyn Foulkes

Llyn Foulkes, The Time Has Come. Mixed media, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.

Currently at Kent Fine Art, New York – Llyn Foulkes: Bloody Heads.
October 27 – December 17, 2011. More exhibition images below.

Beginning in the early seventies, Foulkes turned up the volume of Baconian horror in his first series of portrait heads, keenly described by Rosetta Brooks in the catalogue for his traveling retrospective organized by the Laguna Art Museum in 1995:

“Contemporary life is full of all kinds of monsters which many of us either ignore or conceal. Foulkes does neither. His art is constantly grappling with the social schizophrenia characteristic of America, including its inherent violence and its quiet vulnerability.”

All exhibition images and text via Kent Fine Art.

Llyn Foulkes, Study for St. Anthony, 2009 - 2011. Mixed media, 9 5/8 x 7 9/16 in.

Llyn Foulkes - Mr. Palmer, 2011.

Llyn Foulkes, Mr. Palmer, 2011. Mixed media, 8 11/16 x 7 7/16 in.

Llyn Foulkes, The Implantation. Mixed media, 23 7/8 x 20 in.

Llyn Foulkes, Helen, 2009 - 2011. Mixed media, 8 5/16 x 6 1/4 in.

Llyn Foulkes, Crossroads. Mixed media, 10 x 8 in.

Llyn Foulkes, Portrait of Frank Gehry, 2009 - 2011. Mixed media. 10 5/16 x 8 5/16 in.

Here are a few more images from the artist’s website: Llyn Foulkes.com

Llyn Folkes, Old Black Magic - Laguna Museum of Art

Llyn Foulkes, Double Trouble - Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art

Llyn Foulkes, Art Officials - Kennedy Collection

Llyn Foulkes, Mr. President - Kent Gallery New York

Llyn Foulkes, Deliverance - Kent Gallery New York

Llyn Foulkes, The Lost Frontier, 1997-2005. Mixed media with soundtrack, 87 x 96 x 8 in.

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4 comments
  1. Great blog! Thanks for putting in the hours.

    • vvv said:

      thank you! i love your drawings :)

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