Creature: Paintings, Drawing, and Reflections by Shaun Tan
Hardcover – Levine Quierdo – Oct 2022 – 223 pages
Shaun Tan is one of the world’s most acclaimed narrative artists. Drawing upon twenty-five years as a picture book and comics creator, painter, designer and filmmaker, Creature explores a central obession with imaginary beings. Beyond sketches for visionary works such as The Arrival, The Lost Thing, and Tales From Outer Suburbia, this volume collects together for the first time unseen and stand-alone drawings and paintings, each resonant with unwritten tales of their own. Detailed commentary by the artist offers and entertaining insight into the endless allure of non-human cratures and what they might tell us about our “normal” human selves. Artists, writers, students, dreamers, and anyone interested in the deeper undercurrents of creativity will find inspiration in these pages.