Joan of Art.

In The Menu, Visual Artsby Akeem K. Duncan.Leave a Comment

Joan Casaramona possesses such a raw allure that it almost harkens back to an innovation soul named Pablo Picasso–perhaps you’ve heard of him?

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Far from an imitator, Casaramona is very much an innovator. Casaramona has picked up where  Picasso has left off. Her work is a delicate balance of both sheer simplicity and intimate intricacy, a regaling waltz between the abstract and the quotidian. In all its neo-proto-cubic glory, Casaramona’s marker based illustrations are brilliant.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Casaramona’s pieces have a warm and inviting quality. There is a familiarity in her work that evokes a sense of nostalgia. Casaramona is a visionary just as much as she is an illustrator. Although her message is forged from primitive passion and unbridled technique, the execution in her work is purposeful and masterful.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Overall, Casaramona’s work is fun. Her stout figures and unrestricted linework is an intriguing combination that endears the memory of Picasso and emulates his freedom and wantonness to a tee.  Her pieces are nothing short of inspiring, bringing you back to a simpler time when less was more.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Courtesy of Joan Casaramona.

Akeem K. Duncan.↓

Akeem K. Duncan (n.): editor in chief; autodidact; despised by most of the staff.

Akeem K. Duncan (n.): editor in chief; autodidact; despised by most of the staff.

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