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The art of Maleonn Ma

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Portrait of Mephisto #1 (2006).

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Portrait of Mephisto #5 (2006).

The carefully-constructed and coloured tableaux of Shanghai-based art Maleonn Ma remind me of Joel-Peter Witkin‘s grainier and nastier works only without the body parts or dead babies. The repeated use of Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam in contemporary culture is a whole subject in itself.

Via Phantasmaphile.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Behold the (naked) man
Sculptural collage: Eduardo Paolozzi
Michelangelo revisited

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Nathalie

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    Neat and strange.

  2. #2 posted by Thom

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    Wow. I love it.

 


 

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