The Art of Derrick Hodgson
My Mania is the first comprehensive collection of emerging artist Derrick Hodgson. This book unearths Hodgson’s creative process from sketch to screen, and gives insight on how he interacts within this cycle.
Throughout the brilliantly chaotic pages, Hodgson takes us on a strange journey into his abstract world influenced by nature, growth and death. Poppers, peepers, floaters, sprouts, spores, walkers, yetis and gouls interact and float in a stew of mania. Art, photography, product design, rough sketches and writing are collaged together to create a blueprint for Hodgsons world of mania.
Derrick Hodgson is a Toronto-based artist whose paintings and drawings are renderings of complex social spaces crowded with familiar and mutated characters. Using aspects of cartoon, graffiti and contemporary design, Hodgson creates a style and environment that quickly advanced him to the forefront of contemporary art and character design. In the past few years Hodgson has exhibited his work in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Milan and Melbourne. In addition to this he was the first Canadian artist to be recognized by Sony Creative in Japan where his character illustrations were transformed into 3-D art figures and sold in gatcha-gatcha machines across Japan. This quick rise to success led Hodgson to be a key speaker at the Berlin Pictoplasma conference in 2004 and 2006.
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Wraparound cover with UV coating.
Full colour. 96 pages. Over 110 illustrations.
Art / Illustration. First printing. 2006