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Artwork by Faye Moorhouse

by Maxwell Tielman

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I’m not sure if it’s because winter has me feeling particularly stir-crazy this year, but I’ve lately been jonesin’ for artwork with an unsettling, irreverent flair; work that disregards formal propriety and proudly waves its proverbial bird through the air. Let’s call it my rebellious art phase. I recently stumbled across the work of UK-based illustrator Faye Moorhouse and it has been feeding this morbid desire beautifully.

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From seemingly innocuous drawings of house pets to delightfully misshapen portraits of people, Moorhouse’s work combines a naive, rudimentary style with a devilish darkness that makes for work that is thrilling in its humor, off-kilter charm, and ability to unsettle. With a body of work that includes divinely crude ceramics and self-published zines, Moorhouse’s process reads as both fresh and decidedly punk rock. Check out Faye’s Etsy shop here. Continue after the jump for more images of her work! —Max

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