The art of Maleonn Ma


Portrait of Mephisto #1 (2006).


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