Ethan Murrow

Published May 7, 2010 by Molly

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Ethan Murrow’s technical skill is unmatched by everything except, maybe, his imagination. Murrow’s graphite drawings on paper are perfectly rendered narrative explosions with a pinch of goofiness and always an incredible title. (Two samples:Best way to protect your garden from the goddamn crows? Hire a marionette and An iron roller coaster rose out of the tundra and quite a few wondered why but no one said a word.)

The artist describes the figures he draws as “doomed to failure and prone to dysfunction,” and notes that “I mean to do this with a nod to Charlie Chaplain, who understood that idiocy is inevitable and our own role in it is assured.” Makes sense. File this one under “beautiful, irreverent fatalism”.

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  1. Incredible. Feels like an entire film in one drawing.