Hieronymus Bosch

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Noun1.Hieronymus Bosch - Dutch painter (1450-1516)
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The sights and smells of Cardiff night life in the late '80s and early '90s resembled a Heironymous Bosch painting with added snowwashed denim as bodies writhed, stumbled and fumbled in a fug of fag smoke and Impulse.
Now a full-time studio artist, some of Balzer's most recent works reference the strange minor characters in the triptychs of Heironymous Bosch.
Its imagery can slip in a matter of inches from the pathetic to the noble to the utterly grotesque, from Baron Gros to Ilya Repin to Heironymous Bosch to Goya yet again (another way of describing it would be as a modern equivalent to the survivors of the raft of the Medusa with all of the gore that Gericault recorded in the morgue but could never put on a monumental canvas--which of course makes the heroic nobility of the original impossible to sustain).