There is a thing that happens to all of us when we stay on the internet for too long — I like to affectionately refer to it as the “Black Hole Effect.” This happens when you start off researching something you’re genuinely interested in, only to be continually enticed by whatever is clickable – a never ending process of interesting internet. 30 minutes later and some weird Wikipedia entries consumed, you have no idea where you even started or how you got to where you are now.
I had one of these experiences today and said Black Hole led me to Chloe Early, a painter from London by way of Dublin. Early makes some seriously vivid and brilliantly colored works that project many influences, from street art to art deco, yet somehow end up looking quite original. Not a bad place to get sucked into.