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Joe Sorren
Joe Sorren:
Joe Sorren
Painting + Sculpture 2004-2010
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Joe Sorren’s oil paintings redefine naturalist scenery such as caves, reefs, and seashores, inserting a surreal mood through soft, eerie imagery, thick Impressionist-inspired brushstrokes, and animalistic figures caught mid-motion.
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Although the subjects are often childlike, the postures and weariness betray adult maturity, drawing a fine line between the vulnerable and precocious. Bulls and minotaurs parade guiltily with parasols and umbrellas through both Sorren’s original paintings and the sculptures created in collaboration with Jud Bergeron.

This monograph of work from 2004-2010 is published in conjunction with the exhibition Joe Sorren—Interruption, for the Grand Central Art Center at CSU Fullerton.

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144 pages, Hardcover, 10'' x 11 1/2'' (254 x 292 mm)
120 Illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-1-58423-430-2  $ 29.95
About the Artist:
Joe Sorren
Joe Sorren
Joe Sorren (born 1970, Chicago) is an American conceptualist lowbrow artist.
Sorren grew up in Arizona and began painting in 1991. Two years later he earned a BFA from Northern Arizona University. His artwork has appeared in various publica­tions, including The New Yorker, Time and Rolling Stone. Warner Bros. and Atlantic Records have also used his art; he created the cover for the Tweaker album The At­trac­tion to All Things Uncertain and 2 a.m. Wakeup Call. His first solo exhibition was in 1995. In 2010 he is preparing for his first museum retrospective in November.
Sorren is known for inspiring a modern genre of artists. A mural of his adorns an outdoor wall at Heritage Square in Flagstaff, Arizona. The 40 feet (12 m) by 30 feet (9 m) painting took 9 months to complete.
Joe is currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona.
See also:

Discrepancies: Alex Gross
Discrepancies: Alex Gross
Gross’s highly involved, figurative oil paintings defy categorization: his unusual hybrids, for all their dreamlike mystery, powerfully convey universal themes such as Love and Despair, Globalization and Consumerism, Com­munication and the lack of it. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | ART / POP CULTURE BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584234302 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-430-X / 158423430X