Jack Kerouac, Bukowski and Hunter Thompson by the American artist Loren Kantor.
Today, Yareah magazine presents a woodcut artist from Los Angeles: Loren Kantor. He is also a passionate, curious writer and with a love for movies and music. He has recently carved three original woodcut prints inspired by Jack Kerouac, Hunter Thompson and Charles Bukowski.
They are very expressive images in black and white, with a Neo-pop touch and a cinematographic point of view. We like them because they reflect the rebel spirit of these three great personalities. Enjoy them! Congratulations, Loren.
Furthermore, Custom Woodcut Portraits are available by request.
Woodcut (also known as xylography) is a difficult technique where an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood , typically with gouges. The areas to show ‘white’ are removed, leaving the image to show in ‘black’ at the original surface level.
Afterwards, the surface is covered with ink by rolling over the surface with an ink-covered roller (brayer).
Multiple colors can be printed. Then, a different block is used for each color.
This technique has been used for artists since the Middle Ages. During the Renaissance, Albrecht Durer popularized woodcut and as we can see thanks to Loren Kantor works, the results can be extremely dramatic and beautiful.
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