I find myself drawn to this large work on paper by Ian Pyper, found on the Facebook page of the Beverly Kaye Gallery in Woodbridge. It’s called “Tree, Snail, Snake” colored inks on arches paper, 18″ x 22.” Not a bad price considering the scale and the artist’s fame: $1,600
Ian Pyper is sensation in the world of outsider art.
Pyper, who is British, describes his style as “Future Primitive’/’Paleolithique Moderne” and “Contemporary English Outsider/Surrealist/Visionary/Ethnographic Folk.”
Dark Roasted Blend says: “This is what ‘primitive’ graffiti and folk/naive art from the future may look like — delivered to you by Ian Pyper, who spends time scouring the future for symbols of atoms, flying saucers, robots and aliens!”
He has been exhibiting steadily in Europe and North American since a 1998 profile in Raw Vision Magazine.
This artist was born with just a few fingers on each hand, and has become a world sensation, curator and gallery owner Beverly Farber Kaye told me. Aside from Raw Vision, Ian’s work has been included in “Black Tide” and “Ink Drawings B4 Human Beings.”