Maybe the reason it elicits discomfort is the fact that it's a mural, and that's one of Lister's familiar formats in his personal work? I guess you could look at it as a large illustration, and a great many of the artists this forum covers take illustration assignments from time to time to make ends meet. If Lister had designed the movie's poster and DVD packaging, would that also be discomfiting?
I love it how my feeling for his work changed from almost not caring to total appreciation these days.. I think his style works so well with more complex images (as in more than a character portrait), and he's a great example of quality street art turning into quality fine art.. I especially like this body of work, and love the idea of displaying the canvases stapled to the wall.. talking about "keeping it real"..
saw the show yesterday and was far impressed with how lister progressed with the "action" paintings... I truly love how he leaves his epic painting at the end as if he's leaving a mark for the debauchery of "the last supper" work.
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