There were two pieces hanging on a column at Storyopolis that caught my eye. They were the two posted below, "Those Two Guys..." and "Opus" which are now available at La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Feliz. Sorren's work reminds me of those completely rare picture books I read as a kid that instead of simple adventures involving backyards and rabbits, were stories that were surreal and wild and scary and took me to places beyond what I could have imagined.
His paintings are a gentle moment of LSD lucidity with strokes of humor, melancholy, and playfulness with a touch of something darker and sadder just underneath the colorful surreality.
I love the fact that all bets are off when you paint; the idea that anything can happen captivates me.
I usually enter a painting with no ideas, and just begin applying paint to see what arrives. I find art to be most engaging when I am surprising myself. As long as I stay open for whatever to arrive, anything can show up for dinner.
His paintings are a gentle moment of LSD lucidity with strokes of humor, a glaze of melancholy, a playful surreality with a touch of something darker and sadder just underneath.
You do not have to imagine things; reality gives you all you need. I was in Tokyo. It was a rainy day, and I had just bought a new lens. I took some test shots out of the window of my hotel when I saw these people crossing the street--a perfect composition.
-André Kertész, Kertész on Kertész