"Modern Scream" Painting by Kevin Weir

$ 750.00

  • About

      Kevin Weir is the photographer and graphic designer for the Awkward Store.

      Acrylic on Canvas

      24 x 36 inches



               This painting is the result of experimentation with scanned and digitally manipulated drawings. If this series were given a title it may be called “Rorschach’s Envy”. As you can see it resembles an ink blot. I leaned into this similarity and I consider it an ongoing exploration. It gives an anchor to the wild energy of my style which is often completely abstract. This image however includes some hidden symbols and icons. Including a stylized Phoenix dropping an artillery shell onto a “face”. To me it appeared there were awe struck eyes and a screaming mouth. Somewhat reminiscent of Munch’s The Scream. I embellished these elements enough to see them but not for them to be obvious. I prefer a bit of enigma in my work. I’m more interested in creating a feeling in the viewer and capturing an essence rather than inherent meaning or symbolism.


          Hello! I’m Kevin, thanks for checking out my artwork! I’m a mostly self taught artist from the Detroit area of Michigan, USA. I’ve been painting and drawing for 20 years now, since the age of 18 or so. As a child I wanted to be a cartoonist, so I have been drawing and creating my whole life. Ironically it was a musician (Bob Dylan) that first inspired me to paint. It was a shift in consciousness for me when I heard “Hurricane” play on TV one day. My perception of the world completely changed from this influence. It created a passionate curiosity for “serious” art, philosophy, music and film in me. A more intellectual approach to creativity. One where I could express more raw emotions and attempt to understand why they occur. I have so many favorite artists, there are far too many to list them all. But I suppose that modern art has been the biggest influence on me. My favorite period of art is during the period of 1890-1910. Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Felix Vallotton and Las Nabis, William Degouve de Nuncques, etc. Other influences include Dali, Magritte, Escher, Pollock, Rothko and much more. I hope you enjoy my work! Thank you.


  • Product Description

    • SKU: Kevin-Painting-Modern Scream
    • In Stock: 1
    • Weight: 3.0 lb
    • Product Type: Unknown Type
    • Brand: the Awkward Store

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