Travis Louie – Victorian Fantasy

By / May 11th, 2015 / , , , , , , /

Travis Louie is a New York based artist who’s imaginary world is based in the Victorian and Edwardian times. “It is inhabited by human oddities, mythical beings, and otherworldly characters who appear to have had their formal portraits taken to mark their existence and place in society. The underlying thread that connects all these characters is the unusual circumstances that shape who they were and how they lived. Some of their origins are a complete mystery while others are hinted at. A man is cursed by a goat, a strange furry being is discovered sleeping in a hedge, an engine driver can’t seem to stop vibrating in his sleep, a man overcomes his phobia of spiders, etc, …

He uses acrylic paint washes and simple textures on smooth board to get the glowing ethereal quality his work has – I was drawn to them because of the glow. The smooth and often almost ghostly glow on black and white – which is recognisably Victorian. The black and white allows him to make any number of oddities feel natural in their environment.

You can see more of Travis’ work HERE.

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