Joe Boginski is a Stamford, CT-based contemporary illustrator whose darkly comical hand-drawn works simultaneously spark viewer curiosity and hesitation.

Quiet and unassuming, the School of Visual Arts graduate does not exude your “typical” artist personality. With an affect that seems more computer-nerd than creative, Joe Boginski is a surprising talent acquired by the Alvarez Gallery. His illustrative pieces contain a playfulness and vision that emulates some of the comic greats. There is a primitive yet expressive quality about Boginski’s work; his drawings are constantly teasing the mind of the viewer, and each look unveils a new, humorous element.

Working in pen and pencil, the stylistic delicateness of Boginski’s line-work and edges generates an aura of intrigue. His mind creeps into the far recesses of the imagination, finding that every stone may be overturned to reveal a world never before expected. Beneath floorboards, he finds entire worlds seeping with adventure and absurdity. Talking with the artist, you can only imagine what his dreams must be like; surely the quiet power of his images must manifest themselves in a space outside of reality.

Boginski is exclusively represented by the Alvarez Gallery.