FIERCE SURREALNESS BY PACO POMET

by Ariadna Zierold

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There’s something so iconic yet surreal about the works of Granada, Spain based Paco Pomet. With a fierce sense of humor, his oil paintings take on an unexpected twist in the narrative. He often borrows sepia-toned photographs that look like vintage images or historical documents, and then adds his own interesting take on each scene. With an overall monochrome effect, including bursts of unexpected, bright colors, his art is original, quirky and always created with an underlying wit.

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THE SATIRICAL VIEW OF HUMANITY OF DAN LYDERSEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Dan Lydersen‘s paintings are a reconciliation between past and present, particularly in regard to Western culture’s notions of spirituality and the relationship between society and nature.

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Drawing from a variety of contemporary and historical sources, from the Renaissance to modern cinema, literature and popular culture, the paintings are an attempt to come to terms with the present through the immediate marriage of today’s visual culture with that of the past. Both theatrical and satirical, comical and somber, the paintings pose a view of humanity that is steeped in the existential turmoil that lies between materiality and spirituality, where society trudges persistently forward into the future while the human search for meaning and purpose as mortal animals remains unresolved.

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ZOE BYLAND’S HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

by Ariadna Zierold

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Zoé Byland was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1975 and currently splits her time between Bern and Vienna, Austria. Her paintings exist within a carefully constructed monochromatic universe; exuding a curious timelessness and imbued with a palpable atmosphere.

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Through her protagonists, Byland invites us on a journey into intriguing territory, where past and present collide, providing us with opportunities to explore the relationships that exist between all facets of our cultural experience from high to low, the ways in which we form personal memories and how these serve to alter our expectations and perceptions. The nature of identity is also under scrutiny, as Byland’s characters often appear in disguise, or are partially obscured, inviting us to project ourselves forth, and once again granting us the occasion for valuable introspection and the convergence of philosophical contemplations.

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Sage Vaughn at Lazarides Gallery London

Misfit Salvation 2010 60 x 48 inches Oil Acrylic Ink and Velum on Canvas Sage Vaughn at Lazarides Gallery London solo show Sage Vaughn London Lazarides Gallery children of a lesser god

Citrus Report friend, Sage Vaughn, will be opening a solo show at Lazarides Gallery in London on May 6, titled Children of a Lesser God. Juxtapoz posted a small preview the other day, and we picked three that we liked a bit here. And as Lazarides Gallery writes, “Through the contrast of minutely detailed wildlife and child superheroes against urban backdrops, Vaughn’s new body of work provides an eerily familiar setting that both comforting and and inspiring to his audience.”

Stranger 2010 Oil Acrylic Ink and Velum on Canvas 19 x 22 inches Sage Vaughn at Lazarides Gallery London solo show Sage Vaughn London Lazarides Gallery children of a lesser god Modern Love 2010 Oil Acryllic Ink and Vellum on Canvas 48 x 60 inches Sage Vaughn at Lazarides Gallery London solo show Sage Vaughn London Lazarides Gallery children of a lesser god

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