Sep 30, 2011

Joe Fenton

Joe Fenton is an American illustrator based in Brooklyn NYC.

In a previous interview he explains that his drawing depicts his unhealthy fear of death and the unknown whilst also making various religious references from Buddha's to the crucifix.

He explains: 'This might seem strange, as I am not a religious person and I am not entirely sure whether I am mocking religion by having references to it in my work or if it comes from a deep desire to experience and explore what it has to offer.'

Joe's inspirations for the drawing come from early surrealists' Hieronymus Bosch and Bruegel. He is also influenced by the darker and more surreal books from his childhood, such as 'Ratsmagic' by Wayne Anderson.

Joe's creation took ten hours a day, seven days a week for ten months.