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Paul Insect

Poppy Love, 2017

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Lot 33
Screenprint in colors on paper
70.0 x 50.0 cm (27.6 x 19.7 in)
Edition of 60
Signed and numbered on recto


This work ships from the United States.


The present portrait by artist Paul Insect exemplifies the creative spirit of Pop Surrealism. Insect's artistic style exhibits ties to Dada and Street Art ideologies, often finding nuanced ways to comment on the pitfalls of 21st Century society. Here, a vintage style headshot is disrupted by fields of color and takes on illustrative qualities through the patterns and doodles situated in the background.

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About Paul Insect

Paul Insect (British), who also works under the name “PINS,” creates Pop-inflected, slightly morbid images that combine a detailed, realistic style with colorful absurdist touches. Taking Dada as one of his influences, the artist manipulates icons from pop culture—from cartoon characters to rock stars to Playboy bunnies—collaging them with flat, cartoonish elements of his own design. While his work can be seen on walls around the world, Paul Insect also made a smash in the gallery world, selling out his entire first exhibition, ”Bullion” at the Lazarides Gallery in London to artist Damien Hirst before the show opened to the public.