”I was born in s’Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in 1954. I have been a lifelong doodler.My work is influenced by children’s toy’s, folk and indigenous art forms. I am an amateur painter and maker of things. But I spend most of my time doing this and I will continue as long as there are new things to discover….I like my works to be joyous, colorful with a kinetic feel. I’ll work with and on anything available, including old wood, cardboard and all kinds of wonderful junk,” writes John van Orsouw.
Selected Artists – Issue Two
Congratulations to all who made it into issue two of Outsider Art Magazine.
Thank you to everyone who participated and submitted your art for consideration. There was some amazing art that didn’t make the cut so please keep submitting for future issues of Outsider Art Magazine. Next call for art will be soon and we will send out an email and post a call for art.
Selected Artists listed in no particular order.
The integration of quasi architectural and natural landscapes forms the spine of my social, historical and political commentary. Neoexpressiinism is my sphere of operation. It suits my temperament. This genre also accurately reflects the distorted paradigm in which we live.
Amy O’Hearn is a New Orleans, Louisiana artist who works from her home studio. Amy uses a meditative and intuitive approach in her paintings. She thrives on the risk and spontaneity of not having a plan before starting to paint, she simply clears her mind and lets the colors and the brush take her away. Amy finds it very fulfilling when other people interpret her art, noticing things she hadn’t intended. She often names her paintings after the visions others see.
I am an Australian visual artist, musician, filmmaker and founder of the international arts & entertainment label EEZY SLEEZ. Though many of my artworks are based on a lowbrow surrealist aesthetics, I’m frequently drawn to themes such as mental illness, paranoia, mortality, self-hatred and body dysmorphia which are all portrayed through a morbidly satirical outlook. Recently, my works have become increasingly inspired by toxic characteristics found in modern-day society which I describe using the term “cultural protein”.