Street Artist Tristan Eaton Goes Biblical

Inspired by the Book Of Revelation’s story of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Brooklyn based Street Artist Tristan Eaton has been laboring with bloody hatchet in one hand and eye-smiting aerosol can in the other for the past three weeks to complete his latest street mural, a heroic tribute to the end of the world. Biblically based work doesn’t hit Brooklyn too much but Tristans’ trysted twist on fantastical End Times titillation might make you think of the interior of a cathedral or of flying buttresses and pointed arches in a revelatory way.

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Comic books and science fiction, particularly the work of Brooklyn native artist and master fantasy creator, Frank Frazetta, are heavy influences on Eaton, who has spent hours pouring over Fazetta’s copious and heroically buffed warriorgoddesses and Keltic conquerors embattled with monsters and space aliens on album covers, book covers, movie posters, and in graphic novels.

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

By delving into the mythical worlds of Mr. Frazetta, Tristan found that the already fantastic centerpiece story from the last book in the Bible need not be literally interpreted in his mural. Using the palette established by his neighbors How & Nosm, Eaton uses red, white, black and pale horses to symbolize Conquest, War, Famine and Death, giving the main roles of ushering apocalypse to the ladies instead of the typical males. While there is still work to be done in this grand undertaking, it is evident from Eaton that hot women on horseback will be the harbingers of the Last Judgment. Repent while there still is time.

Mural updates and much gnashing of teeth to follow.

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo) Tristan’s piece is next to How and Nosm’s piece created for Contra Projects during Armory Week.

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Tristan Eaton. Sketch for the mural (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Tristan Eaton (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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