How An Alabama Handyman Became One Of America’s Most Beloved Outsider Artists

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

By Priscilla Frank   |   Huffington Post

It’s not hard to recognize a Mose Tolliver painting. He communicates in a visual language all his own. The subject matter ranges from portrait to landscape to erotica with a lot in between, and yet his singular style — flat, full frontal or straight profile, a muted palette, and did we mention flat? — unites the motley content. The simplified yet foreign renderings read almost like unprocessed emoji from an alien planet, attempting to recreate life on Earth through symbols that appear slightly off, though undeniably magnetic. See full article>>