Sunday, May 8, 2016

Winners, by Anna Ehrlemark

Anna Ehrlemark's art is dark, stark, and creepy.  All of those elements and more describe her collection Winners, ten "stories" told in graphic novel form.  Her images are stark black and white, her themes are bizarre, and the art ventures far into the realm of the abstract and surreal.

I found the "stories" (I use that term loosely) to be strange and, in some cases, nonsensical.  Ehrlemark uses text in some of the stories, but the majority of the work is wordless, broadening the Eastern European artist's appeal.  The images range from unappealing to gross.   I have pretty diverse tastes, but there just isn't anything about Winners that appealed to me.

Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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