I went to college with illustrator Garrett Pruter but had never met him in person. I discovered his work on the web’s whim and was instantly drawn to his “Asylum” series’ sketched-on collages (similar to Holly Fulton‘s window-lined deco-city prints). In his own words: “Using found photographs of 19th and 20th century insane asylums, I expanded them through detailed mark-making. Varying from crude to obsessive, I’ve mapped connections between mental and physical space, authority and anti-authority, nostalgia and imagination.” I’m considering commissioning him to wallpaper my apartment in doodled windows.

photos courtesy of garrett pruter portfolio


2 responses to “meet.garrett

  1. i LOVE these drawings! so cool! what an amazing talent!! very post-modern meets pre-modern with a dash of modern thrown in for modernity’s sake!

  2. Oh my god, these are incredible!! Thank for sharing!

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