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Ironical compositions juxtapose unusual scenarios in Paco Pomet’s new paintings

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#Humor
#Oil painting
#Painting
#Satire
#social comment
#surreal

April 8, 2021

Grace Ebert

“The Lesson” (2020), oil on canvas, 130 x 170 centimeters. All images © Paco Pomet, shared with permission

in the Beginnings, Spanish artist Paco Pomet ((before) visualizes a number of irritating and absurd scenarios that emerged from an equally worrying event. In a series of satirical commentaries that are filled with pop culture references and allusions to art history, he juxtaposes different elements – a mushroom cloud breaking out in a classroom, women carelessly poking around on a tabletop at a sunrise, a mountain range rising an operating table.

In general, Pomet’s compositions contrast a black and white scene with a recurring, colorful sunrise or sunset, blending time periods and situations to mark the beginning of a new reality, a broad theme tied to the current moment. “Romance with a touch of irony is a very powerful visual engine,” he says of the series.

When you are in Santa Monica Beginnings is to see until May 8th Richard Heller Gallery. Otherwise you will find more of Pomet’s humorous and bizarre compositions on Artsy and Instagram.

“Little Big Grief” (2020), oil on canvas, 51 1/5 × 66 9/10 in

“Hesperides” (2020), oil on canvas, 51 1/5 × 66 9/10 in

“Melancholic School” (2020), oil on canvas, 51 1/5 × 59 1/10 inches

“The Art of Scaling” (2020), oil on canvas, 51 1/5 × 59 1/10 inches

“Headstrong” (2020), Oil on canvas, 23 3/5 × 28 7/10 in

“Classicism” (2021), oil on canvas, 60 × 73 inches

“The Sublime Office” (2020), oil on canvas, 59 1/10 × 102 2/5 inches

#Humor
#Oil painting
#Painting
#Satire
#social comment
#surreal

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