Weekly artist series: Week 9 Part 1 SUE COE black, coffee brown, white, slap #lifeinaday

Week 9 Part 1 Sue Coe

From my post Jan 27, 2011:

I first came across Sue Coe’s work in the 1988 Annual Edition of Gallerie Women’s Art.

“The work is in a series, a narrative, a novel or document in pictures.  It records injustice and cruelty, and attempts to perform the role of witness.  Art can be a weapon for social change, and at its most powerful is a reminder of our humanness.”

Ripped pages from a magazine publication that I keep tucked into the 1988 annual:

From Wikipedia: Sue Coe (born 1951 in Tamworth, Staffordshire) is an English artist and illustrator working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. She grew up close to a slaughterhouse and developed a passion to stop cruelty to animals. Coe studied at the Royal College of Art inLondon, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001. She currently lives in upstate New York. Her work is highly political, often directed against capitalism andcruelty to animals.


In this 9th week of my weekly artist series, we’ll focus on Sue Coe’s imagery, her message, her brutal honesty and her power.
In your journal today, test out Sue Coe’s “slap on the face” visual style by painting with black and with coffee on postal paper.  When dry, highlight with white.
When I was born my mother worked in a doll factory, painting doll faces. She went to art school when she was very young, but had to leave when she was fifteen because of economic reasons, to get a "proper job." - Sue Coe

Before we continue our exploration of Sue Coe’s journalistic illustrations, drench yourself in the imagery of LIFE IN A DAY:

 See also:

35 PART daily journal exercise

Weekly artist exploration/journaling series INTRO

Weekly artist series Week 1 parts 1-6 FRIDA KAHLO

Weekly artist series Week 2 parts 1-6 PICASSO

Weekly artist series Week 3 parts 1-5 LISA LARSON

Weekly artist series Week 4 parts 1-3 GEORGE GROSZ 

Weekly artist series Week 5 parts 1-4 FAITH RINGGOLD

Weekly artist series Week 6 Parts 1-3 BASQUIAT

Weekly artist series Week 7 Parts 1-4 deKOONING

Weekly artist series Week 8 Parts 1-3: OTTO DIX

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