'Outsider art' or 'art brut' is the kind of art I like a lot. Today I discovered an artist I did not know: Gregory L. Blackstock. Much of his work is familiar with my own work. isn't it?
werk ontdekt door een Gallery. Sinds zijn pensioen in 2001 is hij full-time bezig met tekenen.
These autistic savant (1946) from Seattle is making obsessive drawings about anything and everything: shoes, birds, plants, hats ... He mostly used a black marker, pencil or crayon. His drawings are very detailed. The lyrics on his drawings are written in a childlike handwriting. In his room, he works in silence and with all the curtains closed, day and night. For 25 years he was working in an athletic club, and also earned some money as a street accordionist. In 2003 his work was discovered by a gallery. Since his retirement in 2001 he has been working full-time on his drawings.