Overhead Porté, 2009

Work On Paper

Ink and mixed media on paper

14.00 x 11.00 in

35.6 x 27.9 cm

This work is signed by the artist on recto and verso.

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14.00 x 11.00 in

35.6 x 27.9 cm


    About The Work

    In the 1990s, as one of the founding members of the Royal Art Lodge, Dzama contributed to the renaissance of figurative art and simultaneously put Winnipeg on the map as a center for Canadian creativity. 

    Dzama's works are instantly recognizable for their subject and style. He often takes banal scenes or characters and injects them with menacing, eerie, or twisted details that can border on the absurd, yet with a touch of fun. 

    In this untitled work (aka “Overhead Porté”) we encounter a trio of graceful dancers, their lithe figures elongated in motion. However, their tranquil demeanor is juxtaposed with a much darker reality. Two of the women wield knives, while the third delicately balances a severed head on her fingertip as she's suspended in midair by a curious man/bear hybrid. 

    Like the best of Dzama's work, the viewer is drawn in with obscure clues and asked to assemble a narrative...or just enjoy his wacky imagination.

    Courtesy of Caviar20 

    About Marcel Dzama

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    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 18.00" x 15.00".
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