I have never liked shock value Art. I don’t like watching horror movies. Heck, I don’t even enjoy watching dramas on television. Yet, Jeremy Forson’s artwork is very intriguing. Forson’s art is creepy; I’ll start with that.
There’s a high level of quality in his work, but that can’t be the sole reason for my interest despite the gruesome subject matter. There are plenty of quality horror movies out there that I avoid completely.
Most of his pieces have an unusual twist that goes beyond the typical “boo, I scared you” mentality. For example, in his “recent works” section is a painting of a scared army soldier squatting behind a ram. There are several bullets bouncing off the ram’s body and the ram has a “hey, what are you doing” look on his face. That painting is not the best example of Forson’s work because it’s not really scarey. But it does make you think. That’s the value of his work. It makes you pause and think about what’s going on.
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