Do we really want to see the stuff of nightmares on the page? Artist JK Potter has a no holds barred approach to the most tortuous curlicues of our psyche, as we can see in his new book Neurotica, Images of the Bizarre. One skim will make you reluctant to trust surface normality. Take Mouth of the Maw Shark, which Potter sketched immediately on waking from the depths of a nightmare. Even his friends don’t escape; the faces of his ‘three closest cronies’ are ‘warped and mutilated’ in an ‘affectionate portrait’. It’s probably safer to be his enemy. Neurotica is published by Paper Tiger and costs 12.99.
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