Los Angeles Times: A walk on the wild side of art
Publishers Weekly: Wild Art review
A celebration of art from outside the established Art World.
David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro (website)
‘Art is not always things created by people who call themselves artists’ Art critic, Barry Schwabsky
There is art, and then there is wild art. Wild art is art that is currently too offbeat, outrageous, kitsch, quirky or funky to ‘make it’ in the formal art world of galleries and museums.
From pimped cars and graffiti to extreme body art, ice sculpture, flash mobs, burlesque acts, portraits made from bottle tops, dresses made from meat, paintings made by animals, light shows, carnivals and giant artworks that can only truly be appreciated from the air, this book has them all.
Respected art experts, Carrier and Pissarro have studied alternative and underground art forms and cultures for years and have compiled the ultimate collection of creative works to challenge and engage every reader’s perception of what is and isn’t art Wild Art contains art that will appeal to an alternative kind of art audience: from skaters, surfers and club kids to environmental activists, tattoo artists, foodies and wild architects.
The 350 extraordinary artworks featured here are variously moving, funny or shocking, celebrating the beauty and art in anything and everything.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Wild Art is a visual exploration of everything and anything from outside the exclusive and rarefied spectrum of the ‘Art World’.
It will present a highly illustrated account of the most exciting examples of the vast multitude of ‘other’ art worlds – mostly left unmentioned within the professional art literature – that proliferate outside the boundaries of the Art World. The art that most professionals – art critics, art historians, artists, auctioneers, collectors and dealers tend to ignore.
At its heart, this book raises the question of what constitutes ‘art’ by celebrating the artists and art forms that are usually ignored by the art establishment.