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Gold Metalist
Gold Metalist
Gold Metalist
12x24 Acrylic on Panel

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Jack Hankins commented on December 4, 2009 6:10am
Hot. She gets my vote too. Reminds me of classic Tank Girl comics.
Jeremy Forson commented on December 4, 2009 10:11am
Thanks Jack! I think in some ways the motivation behind my recent paintings is similar to Hewlett's. I feel that there's too many paintings of women that look sedated, mannequin or doll-like. Those paintings don't properly reflect reality, where strong, confident, and capable women like this are something I see everyday. Recently my work has been compared to Patrick Nagel, which I don't feel akin too because his women look like mannequins. Maybe the people who compared my work to his didn't see what you see, or maybe this is the first painting where I successfully expressed my ideas. Sorry for the rant!

Also, are people getting the play on words in the title? I'm afraid I'm going to get a bunch of dictionaries for Christmas.
Jack Hankins commented on December 4, 2009 4:29pm
I always have to be careful when making comparisons with other artists, but glad you didn't mind the Hewlett reference. It was the facial expression, hair style and also general attitude of the character that reminded me of Tank Girl. I agree with what you're saying about female representation too. I prefer the tradition of beautiful women that look like they could kick the sh#t out of you!
The attention to detail you put into the tattoos is also fantastic. I always think this allows for a whole other "sub-canvas". Nice stuff. I'm saving my pennies to get a few of your prints...
Jeremy Forson commented on December 4, 2009 4:46pm
It is dangerous and sometimes offensive to compare artists to each other. It basically says "I'm going to lessen the impact of your work by saying it was done before by this other artist." In this case I wasn't offended because you were tactful, but being compared to Patrick Nagel, as you might be able to tell, didn't sit quite right with me lol.
I try to add a lot of detail in the tattoos for that exact reason. These are paintings made to be seen in person, so it's nice to have levels to see depending on how close you are. I make the zoomify for that, and because people keep thinking these are digital. I'm glad you're saving up for some of my prints!
Jack Hankins commented on December 4, 2009 7:48pm
Just had a look at the Zoomified image. Obviously doesn't compare with seeing the real deal, but a great feature none-the-less.
I was also wondering, are any of your original pieces for sale at the moment?
Jeremy Forson commented on December 5, 2009 6:07pm
Right, there's nothing like seeing art in real life, that's for sure. One of my paintings is for sale now through Doublepunch: http://www.ningyoushi.com/product_p/dp214.htm
I'm not really set up to sell my originals right now on my own in terms of shipping and so one, so for the time being my work is exclusively sold through galleries.
Montana Knox commented on December 11, 2009 12:43pm
awesome. mmmm pbr.....
Niel Quisaba commented on March 16, 2010 12:26am
big fan of your works!
Isaac Bidwell commented on November 26, 2010 5:26pm
YES!
PBR = Cool Kid