New paintings inspired by the Arab Spring and revolution throughout history from Irish Artist Fintan Switzer’s new exhibition ’Guerrillas In The Mist’ which sold out last month. An Artist to keep an eye out for, especially if you’re into Conor Harrington or Aaron Nagel’s work.
‘Sneeze does everything a portrait shouldn’t: contorted and unflattering, Schutz sets up the serene stillness of memento just to interrupt it with high-velocity drool and repulsive gobs of snot. It’s a comic take on painting that’s just fundamentally wrong. More akin to an unfortunate photographic snapshot than honoured art tradition, Schutz uses her medium to embellish the horror of embarrassment, exaggerating a moment of inopportune affliction to a permanent monument of public ridicule.’ The Saatchi Gallery
More of her work below. WARNING, pretty gruesome birthing image at the end of the post.
Amazing surreal paintings with a good measure of Dalí (particularly ‘Soft Construction with Boiled Beans’), from Sicilian artist Fulvio di Piazza. He was recently included in the group exhibition ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ curated by Stephanie Chefas. Fulvio di Piazza is represented by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York.