On October 17th, the New York location of AFA will be hosting new works from Travis Louie (interviewed) entitled Strange Visitors. The showing continues the painter’s fascination with the look of vintage photographs as well as imaginary creatures, and his amazing melding of the two disparate interests leading to impossibly realistic looking “shots” of otherworldly characters.
Further described in Louie’s own words – “This show features paintings of goblins who change their appearance to sneak up on us, faeries who are imagined by children who don’t want to make their beds, and the strange boogie men, who have made themselves know to many people through the ages. I liken the visitors to be like those door to door salesmen from a bygone era who challenged people’s personal space for centuries.”
Discuss Travis Louie here.