Travis Louie's Twisted Portraits

November 29, 2012

Travis Louie is a New York painter who takes inspiration from Victorian portraits, mythical beings, and various oddities. Many of his sepia portraits are accompanied by stories of their sitters, for example:


"Gordon six eyes lived in his parents' basement until his six eyes became highly fashionable and his anger at the outside world had subsided to a level of extreme indifference. By the time it was safe for him to emerge from the cellar and experience the outside world, his brothers and sisters had all grown up and married. He now had many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Six Eyes. They all marvelled at his ability to move all six of his eyes in different directions at once. They wished they had six eyes... instead of the boring, single eye they had on their shiny, bald heads, just like their parents."