Artist Spotlight: NoseGo’s Abstract Cartoon Monsters
One look at Philadelphia-based artist Yis “NoseGo” Goodwin‘s work and it’s obvious he grew up watching Tex Avery cartoons. His vibrant, colorful works that range from large street art murals to small illustrations are like a nightmarish Saturday morning cartoon acid trip. Just like Tex Avery coined the typical “looney toon” look (bug eyed wolves with large jaws, zipping and zapping around), NoseGo’s work plays with these conventions while adding his own personal flair. That flair usually entails cutting up his freakish cartoon characters and rearranging their body parts in abstract ways. And judging by his most recent work, which appeared at Thinkspace Gallery’s LAX/TXL group exhibition, his work is getting more surreal, substituting bold colors with playful lights and imagery. Check out the gallery to see a mix of both his street work and his recent illustrations.