If Andy Warhol had read more comic books, made more sculpture, and had a more prominent sense of humor, his work might look similar to that of Seattle artist Tim Marsden. A Seattle transplant from London, Tim uses bold lines and bright colors in his two and three-dimensional works, drawing inspiration from cartoons, comics, and slapstick imagery.
Whether constructing banana peels, bottles, or full size wooden crates, Marsden uses materials like wood, cardboard, paper, and plaster sheets for his sculptural work. His clever illustrations sometimes elicit deeper thought, which often reveals a different message than one might expect from such initially fun, colorful art. In the next few months, Tim plans to explore a more performance-based installation, so be on the lookout for his bold colors in a storefront window near you.