Tuesday, December 15

Marcel Dzama: The Fallen Fables

"Marcel Dzama has become known for his prolific drawings, which are characterized by their distinctive palette of muted colors and scribbled texture. In recent years, the artist has expanded his practice to encompass three-dimensional work and film and has developed an immediately recognizable language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. Like many of Dzama's compositions this portfolio of twelve soft ground etchings explore themes of fairytale, violence and bizarre fantasy. The masked faces of Dzama’s characters are just one of the many examples of the erotic, historical, and literary iconography that the artist uses to create a darkly twisted image of humanity."
Marcel Dzama on Being a "Trickster" Artist, and Why He's a Devotee of Duchamp
Marcel Dzama: The Fallen Fables
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