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Untitled, 2014

Painting

Distemper on canvas

18.00 x 14.00 in

45.7 x 35.6 cm

This work is signed.

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    About The Work

    Grant Foster’s paintings explore the role that images play in defining and establishing shared value systems, social norms, and ideals. The children and adolescents that populate his canvases are drafted from a range of source materials: children’s books, illustrated forms of advertising, and early 20th Century Russian propaganda posters. This stock imagery interrogates the notion of tradition as a form of cultural persuasion. We encounter a youth stepping on the back of a faceless subservient man, a girl with her features covered over by bright red fruit, and another with several distinct physiognomies composing a single face. Hidden beneath the totems of so-called civilized culture, we find the barbaric truths of feudalism, serfdom, colonialism, and imperialism.

    Courtesy of Ana Cristea Gallery

    About Grant Foster

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