Dreamy Plaid Noir: The Paintings Of Kris Knight

Contributed by Owen Schumacher

Who are these moody 20-somethings lazing around an icy North American wilderness, and why do I find them so fascinating?

The truly odd and delicate paintings of Toronto-based artist Kris Knight are a decidedly strange brew: vague David Lynchian narratives, evocative teenage poutiness, boo!-inducing landscapes, aesexual things that go bump in the night—heck!—even cable-knit sweaters. But as the first guy to pour maple syrup on his breakfast links came to find out, weird combos are often, surprisingly or not, the most interesting of all. Kris' paintings have that "syrup on sausage for the first time" effect.

So before we take in any more of Knight's maple leaf mysteries, be sure to follow the man's wonderful Flickr stream. See you at the abandoned cabin!


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