Ed McKean

Ed McKean. Caged Flight, 2000

Ed McKean. Caged Flight, 2000

Ed McKean is an artist who dreams of being a cartoonist–in a few lines to create a sketch that is humorous, entertaining, and spontaneous. The problem with this dream is that cartoons depend on clever ideas. The over-insistence on cleverness in art can be counter-productive to the exploratory process of making art. Ed asked himself would it be possible to make art without answering to a compulsive need for meaning, for cleverness? Ed’s answer was and is the drawing game. It is a way to create art without thinking, but it still requires discipline and encourages creativity. Based in Nova Scotia, Canada, Ed is currently exploring figures influenced by Cubism and surrealism.

Ed McKean. Gate Keeper, 2000

Ed McKean. Gate Keeper, 2000

 

Three Cubic Figures

Ed McKean. Three Cubic Figures, 2011

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