On sale date: September 1, 2020
This is a collection of paintings, a one-man bestiary of monsters, weirdos, beasties, and anthropomorphs, all painted in Furie's meticulous brand of representational surrealism.
Furie's cheerful, anthropomorphic comics character, Pepe the Frog, became a meme that was appropriated by hate groups (as seen in the documentary Feels Good Man, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.) Furie's recent paintings reflect this experience. This is a showcase for an unsettling menagerie; creatures seem to be hiding their true intentions. Furie is plumbing darker depths in these works, despite the paintings' inviting colors and friendly cartoon iconography.
Orders of Mindviscosity include an exclusive bookplate signed by Matt Furie while supplies last!
"Featuring a luxurious puffy cover complete with trippy holofoil title lettering, Mindviscosity is an art book... in which a colorful, playful, proliferative pop-culture-fueled vision is edged with humor and darkness in equal and uneasy measure." — New York Times Book Review
"Matt Furie's art comes from a mix of child-like enchantment and momentary adult situations." — The Believer
"Clearly, Fantagraphics, Furie's publisher, want to make the case for the craftsmanship behind the humor. Mindviscosity is a treat for Furie fans." — The Book Beat
"Humorous and vibrant..." — Hi-Fructose
- 9.4" × 9.4"