Artist Sunny Buick is a world traveler, a dice collector and a considerable canvas of her own. Sunny would have been called a "triple threat" during the days men stupidly thought they were superior. She juggles art forms like nobody's business…and ALL are in bright, living, peacock color and then some. (There is a peacock way down here which Sunny would love to tattoo on you.) Ms. Buick walks the walk, talks the talk and creates beauty in an astounding whirlwind which encompasses her completely. I admire a consistent vision and authenticity. I admire Sunny Buick a great, great deal.
Sunny Buick is a serious tattooist, but also a painter. She tells me "I think the woman's body is the most interesting thing to draw, paint or look at." and that is all we need know to add her to the Vintage Sleaze Contemporary wing. It is an honor! Sunny Buick is number 33 in the series.
Ms. Buick served six years as an apprentice to become a tattooist
(with Henry Goldfield) but she also does paintings heavily influenced by the pulp fiction covers and circus posters she loves. Seldom will you find as congruous and coherent an artist…a vintage aficionado in all respects. Sunny also claims to be a post-modernist, yet is afraid of the future. She took some art classes and loves the surrealists, but I'd say she is following her own muse as well as following a noble tradition. Like I said…she does it all. The fantasy and rich imagination in her work only begins to show the extraordinary world she sees through her eyes. You can share it through the links.
Born a Canadian, Ms. Buick has lived in San Francisco and Paris. Her work has been published widely, she has written for Juxtapoz and other magazines and has given numerous interviews. She has curated shows for others. She was also herself photographed by French artists Pierre et Gilles (which is an incredible photograph I could only show here if I cropped it, and I simply will not do that…it is beyond sublime.)
There is an extraordinary amount of work documented on her sites and links here. Given free reign, I've roped up only a few of my favorites, but you will find yours. This woman has created a serious body of work which works.
She has even done what I would call a "Skeleton Weegee" holding his speed graphic camera which has ME pondering ink, and I have always said all my body marks will come though surgery. But I would put one of Sunny Buick's works on me or my wall.
Sunny Buick has several places to view her work, and all are staggering. Fortunately, she also makes prints and on occasion original paintings available on her highly recommended store HERE Place an order and ask if she will send you a jpeg of the Pierre et Gilles photo.
Thank you Sunny!
Sunny Buick's website is being updated, but the links work HERE
Sunny Buick on Facebook is HERE
The Sunny Buick Shop is HERE
Sunny Buick blog HERE
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