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.
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 VIEW MORE