Aaron Dunn‘s ‘Heads’ is a series of portraits carved out of dried poured paint – it sort of looks like play dough gone wrong. The artist himself has this to say:
Heads is a series of carved paint pour(traits). It’s my likening of artists to Doctor Frankensteins, and a contemplation of what we might owe our work if it lived and breathed. Heads began as a parody of macho chest-thumpers like Pollock and Koons, but grew into a joyful exploration/recontextualization of the possibilities of ‘traditional’ painting media: this includes the physical incorporation of paintbrush bristles/handles and other hardware into the work, as well as poured, dissected and dripping paint in all kinds of messy 3D applications.
To me they’re as if Dunn got off his head, locked himself into a garage and made a load of cartoon heads out of old paint – great stuff! And he’s only 22.
Via Beautiful Decay
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