A Brief Look: Andrew Ghrist’s ‘Tiger! Tiger!’

 

For his first solo show, painter and printmaker Andrew Ghrist looked to the Rudyard Kipling classic collection short stories of ‘The Jungle Book‘ as inspiration. There are no animated singing animals in Ghrist’s series of prints — each character study sticks close to Kipling’s tone.

With respect for the source material, Ghrist’s portraits show the same level of reverence for the creatures that Kipling found when he wrote from the Indian jungle.

Chicago’s Galerie F played host to Ghrist’s show ‘Tiger! Tiger!‘ and prints are available at the Galerie F online store.

 

'Sea Vitch' by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Sea Vitch’ by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Kaa' by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Kaa’ by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Shere Khan' by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Shere Khan’ by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Bandar Log' by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Bandar Log’ by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Baloo' Variant Edition by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Baloo’ Variant Edition by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Bagherra' by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Bagherra’ by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Bagherra' Variant Edition by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Bagherra’ Variant Edition by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

Kaa' ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

Kaa’ ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Bandar Log' ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Bandar Log’ ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Bagherra' ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Bagherra’ ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Shere Khan' ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Shere Khan’ ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Sea Vitch' ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Sea Vitch’ ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Baloo' ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Baloo’ ink drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Bagheera' pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Bagheera’ pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Bandar Log' pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Bandar Log’ pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Kaa' pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Kaa’ pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

'Jungle Book' pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show 'Tiger! Tiger!' at Galerie F

‘Jungle Book’ pencil drawing by Andrew Ghrist for his show ‘Tiger! Tiger!’ at Galerie F

 

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