Paco Pomet: Fox Painting

Paco Pomet’s paintings are based on archival photographs, each one altered with surreal or bizarre elements, such as interjecting animal heads or disproportionate features, manipulating scale and anatomy of human subjects in historically impossible scenes.  I find there is something delightfully peculiar about these monotone paintings, as if the scenarios could be 1950s film sets. They take familiar historical imagery buried in the collective mind and make small references to pop culture or alterations, seeming to comment on memory and its distorting nature.

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