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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.
Published by Allouche Gallery, New York
Overall good condition; creases on upper left, upper right, and lower right edges.
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Paul Insect (British, b. 1971), who also works under the name “PINS,” creates pop-inflected images that combine a detailed, realistic style with colorful absurdism. Influenced by Dada, Insect often merges patterns and portraiture to remark on the interplay between the visible and the invisible, the private and the public self. Juxtaposing primary colors, clean shapes, and crisp lines with areas of pixelation, Insect’s distinct style has achieved success in galleries as well as on the street. His first exhibition, ‘Bullion’ at the Lazarides Gallery, London, sold out to fellow artist Damien Hirst before opening to the public.