Fire Away

series: Fire Away
publisher: Drawn&Quarterly
language: English
coloring: full color

Chris Von Szombathy's surreal illustrations explore the bold juxtaposition of color and use of iconic imagery characteristic of modern underground screenprinting as practiced by sub-cultural icons such as The Little Friends of Printmaking. Von Szombathy breaks new ground in the aesthetic by simultaneously emphasizing the repetition of shape and the subversion of expectations with jarring intersections of organic, inorganic and purely abstract elements. Swirling fractals of curves and angles erupt from and entangle his subjects, invading the void space of his backgrounds with injections and infections of form and light. Fire Away is Von Szombathy's first published collection.

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