Custom Framed Artwork - Chat Noir
About this itemCustom framed artwork designed to make you laugh and remind you of a loved friend.
Cats and dogs are fantastic subjects. While they appeal to people who appreciate the graphic form and historical connotation, they also attract animal lovers who share an emotional connection. Ken Bailey uses cats and dogs as subject matter in his work for several reasons. He enjoys the variety of breeds from a technical standpoint, and finds them versatile subjects. However, his goal is not to paint a representational portrait, but to portray a deeper emotional connection that makes people laugh - reminding them of a loved friend. I
n general, Bailey creates his work in three structures. The first is reminiscent of a vintage poster where the cat/dog is the primary character. These pieces evoke the feeling of vintage advertising, and involve wit and humor. The second form contains the elements of cat/dog dreams and fantasies. Usually two-part works, one section is representational of the animal while the other shows it doing something fantastic or unusual. Connected by thought bubbles, it is clear that the animal is dreaming of the extraordinary fantasy. The third structure is free form - depicting the cat/dog by showing it in an act that summarizes his personality.