Acidtwist08.18.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Andrea Tumino
Tags: Acidtwist, Art & Design, Fine Art, Illustration, Painting, Tavish
Acidtwist is a showcase for works by Tavish. He currently goes back and forth between San Francisco and Montreal, but grew up and spent much time in Central Canada. His cultural background includes both Scotland and Taiwan, an unusual combo that may explain edgy exploration of not quite asian yet not quite european characters that feel vaguely related to anime and ride that NSFW line straight to the edge without quite going over. This has garnered him recognition from The Art Directors Club and Print Magazine, among others (apparently japanese school girls have a global appeal, whoda thunk?). Tavish was also profiled in Illustration Now published by Taschen.
Several of his recent paintings feature a green-haired heroine named Lichen. She was invented specifically for an ongoing series exploring the modern concept of the character, a product of our overtly commercial times.