Kloset Kase Blog


ERIK YAHNKER
March 24, 2010, 3:52 pm
Filed under: art | Tags: , , , ,

By the power of comedic vulgarity and dead pop-cultural icons, I stash Erik into my Kloset.  “Like Charlie Chaplin said, Art is the concealment of effort.” -said Erik.

This former journalist’s body of work reflects a decade’s work on shows like South Park, MADtv, Seinfeld, and an excess of animated commercials, he playfully juxtaposes subtext (cultural reference) and the visceral hilariously. South Park’s dark adult humor called for pissing in my pants out loud. And I can see a correlation between his graphite on paper work to his comedic and animation history. “I originally started out in journalism, and then worked in comedy and animation for about a decade on shows like South Park, MADtv, and Seinfeld, as well as a fist-full of animated commercials — some good, some bad. The way I saw it was commercial studios were the only arena left in animation that hadn’t yet traded in all their pencils and paper for computers. But, no matter how you slice it, when you’re working in commercials, you could be the most brilliant experimental animator, painstakingly manipulating and pixilating hand-pigmented salt with the ass feathers of a Siberian crane on an antique multi-plane camera, win big golden testicles at every prestigious international film festival, and in the end, all the ‘powers that be’ will say is, “boy howdy, that’s gorgeous! Can you do that for my client, Gas-X?” In August 2004, I just quit everything, rented a studio, and started making work.”Dixie

via Fecal Face

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