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Art Focus: Parasite

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Parasite's series of Black Things paintings utilize found & existing paintings and prints as a canvas where traditional works are over-painted with brutal new geometries. The original context of the source paintings are changed and subverted with distorted volumes and masses of 'anti-image' to create a new vocabulary. Portions of the original image are retained by the Poland-based artist as he plays with our sense of perception – depth and dimension present a renewed allegory that emphasizes unfamiliar details within the framing of the existing image. Equally, his outdoor work incorporates the substrate to create an imbalance of our perceptions of what presents itself as the foreground / background. The geometric shapes intertwine with layers of decay and graffiti, creating confusion in our recognition of the timeframe the piece was created. He has a solo exhibition of his gallery work opening this Saturday 7th November at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco, aptly entitled BlackThings.

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