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acrylic, pencils & oil on paper
18 x 24 in © 2010 Gabriel Navar
This painting is part of my latest youtube series but also, within that series, a "sub-series" about façades, payasos, and masks being pulled, torn, and, within them, the fraud machine, authentic imbecile, and purveyor of smoke and mirrors (politician, institution, government body, corporation, etc.) is once again revealed... re-revealed. For this specific painting, my wish was to be generous and therefore mixed within the impossible room a mocking blend of urgency with a "carnivalesque", cotton-candy array of "fun" colors and a visual tugging dance of the absurd.
Exhibited in UC Santa Barbara's Multicultural Center Exhibition "Bridging through the Arts: Transracial Communit Building" from April 7 - June 10, 2011. The painting is in the collection of Mr. Eric Murphy, Oakland, California.
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