War, dismemberment, bats, monsters, blood. How can such violent imagery be so enticing? In the hands of Marcel Dzama the mental detritus of living during wartime, the background of all our everyday lives, appears to be transformed into an innocent children’s fantasy.
His delicate line drawings are filled in with a subtle palette of reds, greys and pale browns – the latter made from concentrated root beer used like paint. At first they seem like pages from an Art Deco children’s book until the very (post)modern violence in the images begins to make itself known. There is nothing twee here. The Canadian artist explains nothing in his work.
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Marcel Dzama exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery - youtube