Bristol-based illustrator Owen Gent explores the resurrection
- Milly Burroughs
- 16 March 2016
Owen Gent has produced a series of illustrations for Christian publication Modern Reformation. Before the chocolate and festive egg hunts, Easter celebrations told the story of the resurrection of Jesus. Owen’s latest series is for an article on “the resurrection in a secular world” and explores stages of the resurrection through narratively literal images. An oversized central figure is presented to the reader in a range of poses and contexts, reflecting the emotional isolation synonymous with the stories of Jesus’ life told throughout the Bible. Presenting spiritual concepts both metaphorical and literal, Owen’s use of silhouette landscapes and an almost expressionless face provides contextual ambiguity, leaving the reader to draw their own conclusions on the subjects discussed in the editorial work.