Eliot Rattle

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Neighborhood: Sunset

I've always been attracted to drawing as a way of highlighting and manipulating form, which has come from a lifelong love of faces and their endless variety. In my work, facial expressions, forms and lines interact to create self-contained stories and systems of movement. This often makes for schematic images that seem to be in precarious positions between reality and abstraction, and provides me with room to experiment with a variety of ways of employing empty space. I’m greatly influenced by horror and science fiction, especially in mid-century film and television, and I often pull facial expressions from these genres to use as markers of uncertainty, anxiety, and melodrama