February 10, 2022
Succeeding his sequence of work titled Beginnings, Paco Pomet’s Endings applies a equally satirical veil to his provocative and outlandish eventualities: a cleaved camper reveals pink steak marbled with fats, businessmen shake fingers by way of an elongated finger lure, and a lady walks a hand-standing pal on a leash. The Spanish artist (beforehand) is thought for his eager sense of wit and humor and distinct visible commentary on modern points like capitalism, the degradation of the atmosphere, and moments in American historical past which have world impacts. He shares in an interview:
I’m very considering present affairs, however so as to absolutely perceive immediately’s world, it’s essential to look again and look at historic occasions. The previous is stuffed with hints that may unveil the current, so in some methods, we might paraphrase that assertion which says that there’s nothing new below the solar. I’ve all the time thought that topics and themes stay the identical over centuries, and that human pursuits, aspirations, and chimeras are cyclical. These days, we would have totally different instruments and methods of approaching these points, however the necessary questions stay the identical, regardless that the best way they present up modifications all through the years.
Typically working with anachronistic scenes and symbols, Pomet depicts youngsters of a previous period sparring with glowing lightsabers in “A Prequel” and a classic automobile blurring right into a path of greens and yellows in “Journey.” Every oil portray is rendered largely in impartial tones with vivid, colourful components supplying the artist’s signature dose of irony.
You’ll be able to discover an archive of Pomet’s surreal works and observe his newest compositions on Instagram.
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