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mika revell

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20130401035603-mika

Lives in
New Orleans

Works in
New Orleans

Website

Schools
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, 2009, MFA
Otis/Parsons Art School of Design, 2007, BFA

Tags
sculpture, figurative, graffiti/street-art, realism, surrealism, exhibition/performance, installation, pop

Statement

 

Mika Lauren Revell’s new body of work is a satirical collage of Pop imagery referencing everything from Hip Hop, and Horror Film, to re-interpretations of historicised works of art.

 

Film stills from Brian De Palma’s 1976 body horror, Carrie, are compressed with elements of Marcel Duchamp’s, Large Glass; The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even (1923), and suspended by industrial chain amidst an installation of debris and found objects. The “re-mixing” of these cultural objects to create a lo-fi rendition pays homage to the “ready-made” tradition while simultaneously paralleling the abjection of 80’s gore with the depiction of abstracted mechanistic sexuality.

 

This idea of compounded historical memory carries throughout the work. Through a humorous pairing of images and objects the artist levels the hierarchy of cultural signifiers and constructs a new history of objects. Combining Robert Rauschenberg’s Combine Series with L.L.Cool J’s hit “Don’t Call it a Comeback“, Revell presents a version of Modernist assemblage compositionally accurate but now accessible to the every day viewer.

Recent Exhibits

mika revell participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2010 VAC #3 by Mirror space X Momentum
Focus Studio
 
May, 2010 The Art Show
NEXT Los Angeles
 
Apr, 2010 Post Penumbra
Packard Lofts
 
Sep, 2009 CSM MFA Degree Show
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
 
Jan, 2009 Catch My Drift
Bargehouse
 
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