Chris Kerr’s Novus Mundi

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Chris Kerr uses the fantasy aesthetic of wizards, unicorns, beer cans, and psychedelic swirls; but in his best work Kerr adds a disorienting dose of reality.  In the process creating what philosophers might describe as a parallax view.  Kant referred to this sort of arrangement of irreconcilable ideas as antimony, the purpose of which is to create a “decisive experiment, which must necessarily expose any error lying hidden in the assumption of reason.”  In Kerr’s work, where we see both the hip iconography and reality, something starts to skew inside our heads.  It’s a message written in two languages which you already know how to read, but it takes a long time to read them together.

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Chris also makes some nice sharpie drawings.

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